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Jon Breyer Quoted Regarding GDPR Fines

News | July 12, 2019

Jon Breyer, an attorney in Kutak Rock’s Minneapolis office, was recently quoted in the July 11 Hospitality Technology article “Is the ICO’s Fine on Marriott Unreasonable?”

The article covers breaking news that Marriott International could be fined approximately $124 million by the United Kingdom’s data protection regulator for its Starwood data breach that dates back to 2014 but wasn’t identified until 2018. According to the article, there are different schools of thought regarding whether the fine could or should have been higher.

Referring to the potential fines, Mr. Breyer noted that “these fines will become the measuring stick for how future fines are imposed on companies based on similar misconduct. In that light, these fines appear to set a relatively low bar for the ICO to issue sizeable fines.”

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In addition to being a seasoned trial lawyer and sought after litigator, Mr. Breyer routinely guides clients through complex data and security issues, including the existing patchwork of U.S. federal and state laws, state information security laws, as well as existing self-regulatory frameworks. He assists clients in the formulation and documentation of cross-border data transfer strategy in preparation for certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield, and preparation and compliance with the EU GDPR.