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Jonathan Maude, a Partner in Vedder Price’s London office and Chair of the UK/EU Law Committee, was recently quoted in an HR Grapevine article on data breaches and how companies can protect themselves and mitigate the risk of a breach. Mr. Maude notes that while many who discuss GDPR and data breaches focus on the dire consequences associated with a hack or improper controls, organizations shouldn’t buy into the panic.

“For a start, the enforcer doesn’t have a track record for taking punitive action against companies that are slow to conform,” said Mr. Maude. “Its priority is to come down hard on data breaches and companies that hide the fact. If the ICO institutes a check and your plans aren’t fully in place, you’re likely to get an enforcement notice, but you won’t go bust.”

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