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Europe Data Protection Digest | Danish DPA fines law firm 500K kroner over data security issues Related reading: Final decision on Meta's EU-US data transfers delayed

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Denmark's data protection authority, Datatilsynet, recommended a 500,000 kroner fine against Danish law firm SIRIUS advokater related to insufficient data security measures. The fine stems from a March 2020 data breach where hackers gained access to and encrypted the law firm's servers. An investigation found SIRIUS was in the process of implementing a multifactor authentication to its servers when the hackers carried out the breach.
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  • comment Johan Petersen • Jul 26, 2022
    The Danish DPA has fined the law firm 500,000 Danish kroner, not 500,000 EURO. The amount corresponds to approx. 67,000 EUROS.
  • comment Michelle Clarke • Aug 2, 2022
    Thanks for catching that. We have updated the news brief.