Lower fines for firms that admit role in data breach

Hariz Baharudin reports:

Organisations that admit their role in a data breach and plead guilty to it may get a lower financial penalty from the privacy watchdog if the cause is a common breach.

Common breaches include URL manipulation, poor password management or printing errors resulting in incorrect recipients.

The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) said in a statement yesterday that it is aware that even well-prepared organisations may not eliminate all risk of data breaches.

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