Capgemini UK Plc Breaches GDPR Regulations
Capgemini is alleged to have breached the GDPR Regulations in 2019, and if the ICO agrees that GDPR has infringed the regulations, would be liable to pay a fine of up to 4% of annual global turnover of the parent company Capgemini SE.
As part of the ongoing legal proceedings a County Court Judgment was issued in favour of the claimant against Capgemini UK Plc and despite Capgemini not complying with the debt pre-action protocols, and not replying to the claim issued by the court for the judgement that was entered on April 2020. Capgemini made an application to set this judgement aside, which likely included a reason that they "would have had a reasonable prospect of success at the hearing.", this was rejected on 15th May 2020 and Capgemini have still not satisfied the CCJ.
Capgemini have a reputation for not paying invoices and CCJs on time, as under the rules introduced in April 2017, all large UK companies are required to publish specific information regarding their payment policies, practices and performance — including the average time taken to pay supplier invoices — twice yearly. This report showed that Capgemini has paid between 16–25% of invoices late, with a maximum payment term of 90 days. Research also shows that Capgemini UK Plc has two unpaid CCJs, one being unpaid since 2016.
If the ICO agrees that Capgemini UK Plc has infringed the GDPR regulations, then would be liable to pay a fine of up to 4% of annual global turnover of the parent company Capgemini SE of €1.43 billion (2019), in addition to compensation for material and non-material damages for the victims of the GDPR infringements.
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