There is no doubt that the last few years have been transformative for data protection. Today, more of our data is being used and shared than ever before; especially as we all exploit technology in our business and personal lives. But this increased reliance on technology does not come without risk, and, as yet, too many organisations are still failing to take data protection seriously.
In 2020, as the world struggled to overcome the challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, data protection issues were thrust into the spotlight as the challenges of an at-home workforce and the need for remote technology and health-focused apps became apparent.
Nevertheless, despite the pandemic, the legal world continued to operate, with record data protection fines being issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
In our 2020 annual report, our expert data protection lawyers take a look at some of the key cases and developments that occurred in the world of data breach law over the last 12 months.
Head of Data Breach, Keller Lenkner UK.