Biztech Lawyers’ Alison Berryman Analyses GDPR Fines in Infosecurity Magazine

Biztech Lawyers’ Alison Berryman Analyses GDPR Fines in Infosecurity Magazine

Biztech’s Head of UK, Alison Berryman, has contributed an article to Infosecurity Magazine, discussing General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fines and their practical implementation.

In her article, “GDPR Fines: Are They Working?’’, Alison discusses the various concerns about how effective a deterrent they are to wealthy tech giants.  

She explains that the GDPR has been in force since May 2018, yet there have been few fines issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), with even the largest fines, in high-profile cases (for example, case involving British Airways, which exposed vulnerabilities and non-compliance regarding safeguarding personal data) being low in relation to the companies’ annual turnover.

Alison notes that one of the most recent cases in the news, the UK’s ICO announced its intention to fine TikTok £27 million for breaching UK GDPR laws but then only imposing a £12.7 million fine – a much lower than anticipated penalty and a small fraction of the company’s revenue. 

She adds, however, that while fines alone may not be a strong deterrent, the risk of negative publicity and loss of public trust may make companies think carefully about how they handle data.

To read Alison Berryman’s full article on GDPR fines, please visit Infosecurity magazine at the following link.

For more information on data protection, privacy laws, and compliance strategies, reach out to Alison Berryman.

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Biztech Lawyers’ Alison Berryman Analyses GDPR Fines in Infosecurity Magazine
Alison Berryman
Senior Managing Lawyer | UK
Alison is a senior technology lawyer with extensive experience, most of which has been gained at a boutique London IT/IP law firm where she trained and worked for 17 years. Alison has supported and advised tech sector innovators, from individual developers to multinational corporations and everything in between. Skilled at drafting and negotiating a very broad range of commercial contracts, Alison has been praised in legal directories for her deep knowledge of technology and the associated law. Clients value her pragmatic approach and willingness to help them make informed decisions, as much as her expertise.
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