The German data protection authorities, the data protection officers of the 16 federal states and the Federal Data Protection Commissioner, have agreed on a uniform structure for fines for breaches of the General Data Protection Regulation. This serves as a basis for uniformly measuring the fines in the Federal Republic of Germany.
In Europe, too, the fight against violations of the General Data Protection Regulation is to be harmonised.
In the UK, the issue of GDPR remains important. Even after Brexit, whether regulated or unregulated, companies that exchange data on personal data across borders with other countries of the European Union are obliged to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
David Bouck-Standen (M.Sc.)
Sen. IT-Consultant, NetAlive Ltd
So far, in our experience, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has only been implemented half-heartedly by companies. Authorities are also barely set up. Polls repeatedly confirm this. While the new push by data protection advocates in Germany is to be welcomed, in fact entrepreneurs find the General Data Protection Regulation not only annoying, but also the data protectors as "toothless". In many cases, data protection declarations taken over from data protection generators are deliberately copied to the website instead of actually operating data protection in the company. Small, medium-sized and large companies are affected.
Our recommendation is clear: only if IT systems and the appropriate experts for these IT systems set them up correctly will effective data protection be guaranteed in companies. The assistance of lawyers may also be important in some cases. However, we at NetAlive Ltd note that companies often shy away from data protection measures. Apparently, it is accepted that data breaches may be committed, but not revealed. This procedure is not recommended. NetAlive Ltd offers tailor-made solutions for corporate data protection. Find out more on our website.