When will the ICO use the maximum GDPR fines available?

Stuart Sumner
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With Facebook fined a paltry pre-GDPR sum, and the ICO traditionally reluctant to use its powers to the full, is there a danger that organisations will take data security less seriously?

Facebook has been fined £500,000 for its part in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, where an app used its platform to harvest the data of 87 million individuals, which was subsequently used to attemp...

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