The fines provided for in the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are being imposed on companies. This week the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens) imposed a €475,000 fine on See this press release on the DPA's site.

The popular online hotel reservation service was fined for waiting until February 7, 2019 to report a data breach it discovered on January 13, 2019. Article 33 of the GDPR requires a supervisory authority to be notified of a data breach within 72 hours of its discovery. The breach involved credit card information for 300 individuals, and other personal data for 4,000 individuals.

The Dutch DPA has an online form businesses can use to report data breaches. The form includes a timeline section which requires that the date the breach was discovered be stated, and specifically directs that an explanation be given for breaches reported more than 72 hours after notice is first obtained of the breach.

The form also requires the reporting of the following information:

  • A contact person to provide ongoing information about the breach to the DPA.

  • The types of information compromised including Citizen Service Numbers; biometric data, genetic data, access data, and health information.

  • Which part of the data was encrypted.

  • Whether unauthorized persons gained access to the data.

  • Whether inaccurate data was disclosed.

  • Whether essential services cannot be provided to data subjects.

If you're doing data intensive work online, and your PC is stretching the amount of available RAM, consider switching web browsers. The amount of RAM taken up for online work can vary significantly depending on which web browser you use. An online test discussed by Marshall Honorof here, shows that when numerous tabs are open, Microsoft Edge will use considerably less memory than Chrome or Firefox. See this chart:

The April 2021 Osier release of RelativityOne includes a new option on the PDF profile for PDFs created with mass operations. PDFs of PowerPoint files can be set to automatically print with comments and speaker notes. See the new section for PowerPoint below that for Word.

The notes and comments for each slide will be displayed in different sections, one above the other, both below the image of the slide itself.

Sean O'Shea has more than 15 years of experience in the litigation support field with major law firms in New York and San Francisco.   He is an ACEDS Certified eDiscovery Specialist and a Relativity Certified Administrator.

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