At the end of 2016, a survey conducted by AvePoint on 223 respondents from multinational organisations revealed that only 26% kept records of data processing and transfers. This is worrying as the penalties for non-compliance are significant.
The penalties are separated in two tiers and vary depending on many factors including – among others – the duration of the infringement, the number of the data subjects affected and the level of impact.
For more severe non-compliance, organisations can be fined either up to 20 million euros or four percent of the total worldwide annual turnover of the preceding financial year, whichever is higher.
For less severe breaches, organisations can face fines of either up to 10 million euros or two percent of the total worldwide annual turnover of the preceding financial year.
Whilst lots of companies are finally waking up to becoming GDPR compliant, there is a stone which has not been turned to cover privacy and data protection! THE OFFICE PHOTOCOPIER!
How many times in a working day does an employee accidentally pick up someone else’s printed documents from the office photocopier by mistake? As of May 2018 this is a “SECURITY BREACH” with a possible fine pending!!
Speak with us at Docutech Solutions to help you solve all those document security breaches! It could save you a fortune in none compliant fines. Telephone 0844 259 6155