Reply to post: And here come the fines ...

Tick, tock motherf... erm, we mean, don't panic over GDPR

Andy The Hat Silver badge

And here come the fines ...

"the government says they’ll demand that: “Businesses must notify the ICO within 72 hours of a data breach taking place” (my italics); GDPR says notification must happen: “not later than 72 hours after having become aware of it”.

Keep that wording and whereas GPDR means you'll be fined for doing nothing after you find out a breach has occurred, the UK wording means that if a problem is notified to a company ten years after it happened, the company immediately closes the hole or takes remedial action they will still be fined because they didn't deal with the problem ten years ago despite having no knowledge of it ...

As usual, it's deliberate wording to create easy money for the Government. Fines are actually being used as stealth taxes.

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