The GDPR has introduced a tiered approach to fines, meaning that the severity of the breach will determine the fine imposed.
The maximum fine an organisation can face is €20 million or 4% of their annual global turnover, whichever is the highest.
Less serious violations, such as having improper records, or failing to notify the appropriate authorities of breaches, can result in fines of up to €10 million or a maximum of 2% of their annual global turnover.
Where can I find out more information about what the penalties will be for failing to comply with the GDPR?
The Jaz'ing Up GDPR! book covers what the penalties will be for failing to comply with the GDPR in more detail in a fun and easy to understand way without all of the bureaucratic legalise that is common in all other books and discussions about the GDPR.
The book is full of cartoons and call outs to make it easier to grasp what GDPR is all about and is split into 3 main sections.
- GDPR Nuts and Bolts explains everything you need to know about the GDPR and what the penalties will be for failing to comply with the GDPR.
- Staff Toolbox that is designed for staff who work with personal data and need to get a grounding on the subject.
- Your Rights as a Data Subject is written from the point of view of the individual person who is affected by the GDPR so that they know there rights and the types of things they will be asking for.