With the end of the Brexit transition period fast approaching, we take a look at the data-protection related issues that may impact organisations in the UK from 1st January 2021.
Recently, a data protection regulator in Germany fined the retail giant H&M €35.3 million (£32 million) ($40 million) – the second biggest fine under the GDPR to date. What did H&M do to deserve such an eye-watering fine? Did they lose a lot of personal data? No! Were they hacked? No! In fact, this wasn’t about a data security breach at all – it was for the excessive and unlawful collection of employee data.
On 16 October 2020 the ICO announced that it had fined British Airways £20 million for a GDPR data breach – the biggest-ever fine imposed by the ICO to date and one of the highest given out under the GDPR anywhere in Europe.
BBC News has reported that Uber's former chief security officer (‘S’) has been accused of trying to cover up a that exposed the details of 57 million Uber drivers and passengers.