Ethics

Governance Watch - Issue 56

Governance Watch - Issue 56

GDPR Bites

Investors might consider this to be a good time to invest in cyber security and cyber insurance, as it is clear that data breaches are about to become real and painful for business under the punitive powers of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. (GDPR). The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has signalled its intent to use the new law in force from May 25, 2018 which takes the previous maximum fine of £500,000 under the Data Protection Act 1998 into a new realm altogether – a maximum of 4% of a company’s annual global revenue.