GDPR and CCPA Fines

  • By BitTruster
  • August 17, 2021

Do you know what the GDPR and CCPA are all about? The GDPR and CCPA help keep your data safe. Here’s how:

The General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes up with rules that must be followed by businesses in Europe. The GDPR oversees your personal data. So, your name, date of birth, addresses, ethnic group and so on.

The GDPR also expands on the Data Protection Directive (DPD). The DPD focuses on how your data is used and how it can be protected.

The California Consumer Privacy Act

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) comes up with rules that must be followed by your business. What are these rules? You have to listen and respect what your clients have to say. No worries, you don’t have to follow through on every single request.

Both the GDPR and the CCPA are a little similar on the “rights” front. They both offer similar rights to people, which also includes the Data Subject Request (DSR).

The DSR is a request you can make if you want a third party to work with your personal data.

Speaking of your personal data, did you know that if a company doesn’t follow the rules set by the GDPR and CCPA, they can get fined? Here’s why:


Now that you know what GDPR and CCPA are all about, let’s talk about fines. If your company doesn’t follow the rules, you’ll be fined. I know it sounds a little unfair, but it’s just how things are.

How expensive can this fine be? As much as €20M. What’s worse is that it depends on how many times you break the rules. The more you break them, the more expensive the fine will be.

Not only do fines cost you a lot of money, but time too. Your business, whether it is big or small, will suffer from this.

And who has to make sure your data is safe then? The Data Protection Office (DPO). You never know if you’re going to need a DPO. They can encrypt your data. That way, it can be held out of harm’s way. Which leads us to the next point:\

Does the GDPR support encryption?

As for encryption, the GDPR says that it’s not a bad idea. After all, you’re just keeping your files safe.

And, most of your personal data has to be encrypted. BitLocker encryption is the best for the job. Your data will never be safer. BitLocker offers a lot of features that will definitely help you out.

Managing BitLocker

Are you worried about managing BitLocker? Don’t be. BItTruster can help with that. It’s fast, cost effective and really easy to use.

Your data will never be hacked now. But, if it is, the GDPR will change some stuff around. The GDPR does this to make your situation easier to handle.

Yes, you can have errors. But, they will still be costly errors. So, why risk it?