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Last week, the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) published a press release summarizing the main features of the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data (GDPR).

According to the report, between May 25, 2018 (date of entry into force of the GDPR), and May 15, 2019, the AEPD received around 14,000 complaints, of which more than 2,000 were successfully processed and resolved by the data protection officers appointed by the relevant organizations. There are currently 34,193 data protection officers between the public sector (4,285) and the private sector (29,908).

AEPD notified of 966 security breaches: 71% concerning confidentiality commitments; 36% concerning availability commitments; and 53% concerning external or malicious breaches. This last category includes cyber incidents (e.g., hacking, malware and phishing). Some breaches fall into more than one category, so the percentages add up to more than 100%.

“Facilita,” a tool created to help companies comply with the GDPR, has been used on more than 170,000 occasions, providing a useful resource for companies and professionals.

Along these lines “Informa RGPD,” which provides support for questions regarding the implementation of the GDPR, has received more than 4,500 queries. These are the key figures on security breaches after the first year of application of the GDPR. We will closely follow their development over the coming months.

Autores: Aaron Acrich y Albert Agustinoy

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