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More than 59,000 Data Breach Reports Filed in Europe Since GDPR Took Effect: DLA Piper

Facebook may face special scrutiny but privacy regulation has affected businesses throughout the European Union. A report by global law firm DLA Piper found that more than 59,000 personal data breaches have been reported to regulators since GDPR took effect in May 2018. The Netherlands shows by far the highest breach rate but the report notes that differences reflect factors such as variations reporting rules and what it tactfully calls “culture”. The report doesn’t compare notification volume against pre-GDPR periods but other studies show a sharp increase.