Has GDPR had an effect on the number of files exposed online?

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You would think that after GDPR businesses would be more careful with how they handle user data, but according to new figures, it seems that quite the opposite is true. Digital risk protection firm Digital Shadows says roughly 2.3 billion data files – containing business IT system access credentials, customer passport data, bank records and medical information, have been leaked online in the last 12 months. That means the number of exposed files rose more 50% year-on-year, from 750 mi…

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