European Commission Principle Advisor Paul Nemitz has an article titled “Fines under the GDPR” that appeared in the CPDP 2017 Conference Book. The article looks at the purpose of fines and the structure of Article 83 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and examines the ways competition law inspires the fining rules under the law. Nemitz looks at the variety of fines under previous laws and calls for the Data Protection Board to create a publicly accessible database on fines levied by data protection authorities. “In the conclusion, this Articles calls on DPAs to learn from Competition law and to acquire the skills necessary for rigorous fining bringing about the necessary deterrent effect,” the abstract reads.
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