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Although many organisations prepared well for GDPR long before it came into effect, many others seem to have taken a wait-and-see approach. Alex Meehan reports

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) received 1,100 data breach notifications and 743 complaints in the first two months after the implementation of General Data Protection Regulation in May, up from an average of 230 reports each month in 2017.

In recent months, Harvey Norman and Ticketmaster had to report data breaches to customers and Facebook was fined for data breaches relating to Cambridge Analytica. Just weeks ago, Eir was forced to notify the DPC when it realised that...

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