A study from DLA Piper found European businesses have reported 59,000 data breaches since the EU General Data Protection Regulation went into effect, IT Pro Portal reports. The Netherlands reported the most breach notifications with 15,400, followed by the U.K. with 10,600. Lichtenstein had the fewest incidents with 15. DLA Piper Partner Ross McKean said the GDPR is “driving personal data breach out into the open.” The report found 91 fines have been administered since the GDPR became law. “We anticipate that regulators will treat [a] data breach more harshly by imposing higher fines given the more acute risk of harm to individuals,” DLA Piper Partner Sam Millar said. “We can expect more fines to follow over the coming year as the regulators clear the backlog of notifications.”
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