DLA Piper publishes 2024 GDPR Fines and Data Breach Survey

18/01/2024 | DLA Piper

DLA Piper has published the results from its latest GDPR Fines and Data Breach Survey. The 2024 report indicates another record year for GDPR enforcement, as data protection authorities (DPAs) throughout the EU issued a total of €1.78 billion (£1.55 billion) in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fines since 28 January 2023. The figure represents a 14% increase over the previous year.

The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has retained its position at the top of the pile with the highest aggregate GDPR fines issued since May 2018 and also the largest fine imposed of €1.2 billion against Meta this year. The total value of GDPR fines imposed in Ireland is now €2.86 billion.

DLA Piper Partner and Chair of Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity John Magee said: "Failure to comply with the core GDPR principles continues to be the most frequently cited justification for fines across the jurisdictions surveyed and failures to comply with the lawfulness, fairness and transparency principle remain the top enforcement priority." 

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