A Handelsblatt survey found German data protection authorities have issued 41 fines for violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation through mid-January 2019, MediaPost reports. The largest penalty totaled 80,000 euros and went to a health care institution that allowed data to be viewed publicly. Another fine was delivered to chat portal Knuddels.de, which was docked 20,000 euros after it was hit by a data breach last year. “Some state data supervisory authorities are still hesitant to issue fines,” Mondaq states in its analysis of the survey. “However, companies should not rely on this.” Mondaq advises companies to use the fines as motivation to bolster their data protection policies to avoid similar punishments.
If you want to comment on this post, you need to login.