I have made mention of the GDPR before, however we need to read further into the legislation to understand its civic importance and the importance of compliance.
Having worked with intensely personal data for over ten years, I do not see these incidences as technology failures.
If nothing else, 2018 has proven that tech companies can no longer be trusted to self-regulate in the face of profits.
If ever there was a year to budget for technology, compliance and strategic assistance, 2018 is definitely it. Patching and privacy concerns can't wait.