European data regulators issued €1.1 billion (£920 million) in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fines last year, a 585% increase compared to 2020. This is almost 20 times higher than the combined total of Q1 and Q2, and triple the total amount of fines in all of 2020.

Law firm DLA Piper surveyed 27 EU member states, as well as the UK, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein. The survey identified an 8% increase in GDPR breach notifications from 2020’s average of 331 notifications per day to 356 in 2021.

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