The role that data acquisition plays in the success of modern day businesses has grown significantly more important during the 21st century.
Most businesses and institutions have realized the power of data, yet far too many fail to appreciate the legal and fiscal responsibilities and liabilities associated with it. As the value of data for businesses has been realized, the value of data for people outside of these businesses has increased proportionately, leading the rise in the data breaches globally and the hacking of some of the largest companies in the world.
Data breaches happen daily, in too many places at once to keep count. As they are becoming more prevalent and more sophisticated the need for data protection and the importance for companies start increasing investing in their security defenses has increased considerably.
On May 25, 2018, Europe’s new framework for data protection laws named GDPR, will be implemented. The EU’s GDPR website says the legislation is designed to “harmonize” data privacy laws across Europe as well as give greater protection and rights to individuals. As we are about to witness a revolution in the way that our data is acquired and protected, here at ssls.com we thought we would look deeper into the largest data breaches in history. Our infographic below shows the largest countries and the data breaches that are proportionate to their population in terms of the number of people affected by the breach!