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ICO Publishes Report on Impact of GDPR

The United Kingdom’s ICO has released a report, “GDPR: One Year On,” that discusses the impact of the GDPR one year following its implementation.

The report provides insight into the enforcement practices, EU-wide cooperation, support functions, innovative practices and further growth plans of the ICO. The GDPR has resulted in approximately 14,000 reported incidents in the past year. Only 0.5% of those reported data breaches led the ICO to impose either an improvement plan or a civil monetary penalty. The health sector is responsible for a higher number of breach reports and data protection concerns, accounting for 16% and 7%, respectively.