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The number of reported whistleblower complaints about potential data breaches at businesses has increased 165 percent since the General Data Protection Regulation went into effect in May 2018, according to data from the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

U.K.-based law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain reported in a blog post that there were 82 whistleblower complaints filed in the three-month period of June to August 2018, up from the 31 reported during a previous three-month period—February to April 2018.

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Kristen Rasmussen

Kristen Rasmussen is an Atlanta-based reporter who covers corporate law departments and in-house attorneys.

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