Dutch DPA issues first fine for GDPR violations

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The Dutch data protection authority, Authoriteit Persoonsgegevens, issued its first fine for violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation to Haga Hospital, DutchNews.nl reports. The AP issued a 460,000 euro penalty to the hospital after the agency determined it did not have the proper measures in place to protect patients’ information. The AP’s investigation came after it was discovered staff members illicitly accessed the records of a TV star. Should Haga Hospital not improve its security practices by Oct. 2, it will be fined an additional 100,000 euros every two weeks “with a maximum of 300,000 euros.�
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July 16, 2019