Infringements of legislation can result in financial penalties or in very serious cases imprisonment.
You may have to pay the prosecution’s costs, as well as your own legal expenses.
If you have benefited financially from the illegal activity you could be made to repay the money.
By far the biggest impact will be on the business reputation, trust will be damaged and may never be restored.
So, just how confident are you that your business:
- protects data?
- has procedures in place to make sure it complies with the law?
- follows the rules for its particular area of business?