News stories tagged with fines

Proposals for EU DP Regulation: Mandatory DPOs and fines up to 2% of annual turnover

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25/01/2012 by:

The European Commission proposes more accountability – no general notification duty – but bigger fines for non-compliance in the official proposals published today by the European Commission. The highest fine that was being planned, 5% of annual...

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Spanish DPA leads EU fining league table but signs of DPA policy changing after a European Court decision

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07/11/2012 by:

Spain’s national Data Protection Authority, the Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD), announced on 25th September that it imposed fines of 19,597,906 Euros in 2011. In the most recent years for which data is available, Spain’s fines...

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US Federal Communications Commission fines two phone companies $10 million

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04/11/2014 by:

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued, on 24 October, a 10 million dollar fine for breaching consumer privacy and data security. The phone companies, TerraCom and its affiliate YourTel America, claimed in their privacy policies tha...

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Belgian Court rules for Belgium’s Data Protection Commission against Facebook

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23/02/2018 by:

In a decisive ruling, the Brussels Court of First Instance ruled on 16th February in an 84 page judgement that Facebook must stop placing cookies on users’ computers unless: 1 - It has informed users “in a clear and comprehensive manner, fully and...

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First significant GDPR fines in the pipeline

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17/10/2018 by:

The European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, says that we can expect to see DPAs take enforcement action soon, Buttarelli told Reuters in an interview: “I expect [the] first GDPR fines for some cases by the end of the year. Not...

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EDPB dealing with 162 cross border cases but no fines issued as yet

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24/10/2018 by:

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has by now 162 cross-border cases on its case register, the Board’s Chair Andrea Jelinek said in Brussels today. She would not confirm when the first large fines would be issued - ‘we are investigating’ sh...

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Google fined €50 million in France for GDPR breach about consent

21/01/2019 by:

France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, has today announced a 50 million euro fine on Google LLC for lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the  personalisation of advertisements. The case was...

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The Netherlands DPA confirms its GDPR fining policy

15/03/2019 by:

The Netherlands’ Data Protection Authority has published its GDPR fining policy which divides breaches into four categories according to their severity. The overlapping categories are: 1. up to 200,000 euros 2. 120,000 to 500,000 euros 3. 300,000 ...

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