Are GDPR risks and fines for processors about to increase?

08/03/2024 | Shoosmiths

An article by Alice Wallbank for law firm Shoosmiths examines whether data processors are immune from data protection fines under the UK and EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Currently, only 2% of total GDPR fines are directed at processors. Wallbank argues that while financial penalties for data processors have been rare in the past, there is a growing belief that this is likely to change. As such, it is becoming increasingly important to consider processor location, contract terms, and size when procuring data processing services in order to manage controller risk.

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