26 April 2018
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
Europe’s new data protection rules come into operation in four weeks tomorrow, on Friday 25 May. But though they officially apply to the 28 members of the European Union, including the UK, the impact is global.
In 2016 and 2017 the UK phone company TalkTalk was fined a
total of £500,000 for two data-loss incidents. After GDPR
comes into operation in four weeks’ time the fine
could be 100 times that. (The new rules will apply in the UK even if
the UK leaves the EU.)