UK Sees Wave Of Cyber Breach Reports After GDPR

Law360, London (September 12, 2018, 5:02 PM BST) -- The U.K.’s data regulator is receiving around 500 calls a week to its hotline for reporting information breaches, nearly four months after Europe’s data protection regime went live in May, a senior official said Wednesday.

Around a third of calls come from organizations who speak with the Information Commissioner’s Office before deciding that the breach does not meet the General Data Protection Regulation’s reporting threshold, James Dipple-Johnstone, the ICO’s deputy commissioner, said.

“The ICO does not seek perfection even if to some it may feel like that,” Dipple-Johnstone told delegates at a cybersecurity conference in London. “We seek evidence of senior...

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