Berlin DPA plans to issue large fine for GDPR violations

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The Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information plans to issue a large fine to a company for violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, reports. The agency’s spokeswoman, Dalia Kues, said the organization could be fined tens of millions of euros for the infraction; however, the agency cannot release the name of the company for legal reasons. Kues also confirmed Berlin Data Protection Officer Maja Smoltczyk issued two GDPR fines totaling 200,000 euros against another unnamed organization. The second company has the opportunity to appeal the penalties. (Original article is in German.)
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August 14, 2019