News and information from the Advent IM team.

UK data watchdog plots regulation that cuts shackles of the EU regime

The UK’s data protection watchdog has laid out its three-year strategy to safeguard the information rights and depart from the shackles of the EU’s GDPR framework. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) plan to regulate areas including the privacy of children, discrimination within AI technology, the use of algorithms within the benefits system and predatory marketing […]

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Facebook Hit With $18.6 Million GDPR Fine Over 12 Data Breaches in 2018

The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) on Tuesday slapped Facebook and WhatsApp owner Meta Platforms a fine of €17 million (~$18.6 million) for a series of security lapses that occurred in violation of the European Union’s GDPR laws in the region. “The DPC found that Meta Platforms failed to have in place appropriate technical and […]

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GDPR Fines Totalled Over €1bn in 2021

Last year saw a huge onus on the protection of data and privacy and this is reflected in the huge increase of GDPR fines, year-over year. According to data presented by Atlas VPN, GDPR fines hit over €1 billion in 2021 – compared to €171 million in 2020. A total of 412 penalties were issued […]

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