In an interview with Computing, UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham discusses the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Graham contrasts his office's enforcement capabilities with those of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which he says can impose "eye-watering fines, which has a major effect in protecting privacy," while "the most I can fine anyone ... is half a million pounds. The FTC wouldn't cross the road for half a million pounds or dollars." Meanwhile, Krux’s Joe Reid writes for Fourth Source about provisions expected in the forthcoming GDPR and the value of privacy for businesses, noting, “The ability of a business to keep its customer data safe is increasingly becoming a differentiator.” And Computer Weekly reports that “prudent businesses” in the UK “are considering and planning for the new regulation right now.”
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