Guess What? GDPR Enforcement Is On Fire!
ZDNet, February 3rd, 2020
February 3, 2020,
Volume 263, Issue 1

Data protection authorities (DPAs) are rapidly increasing their GDPR enforcement activities and here are some trends coming to surface

"You read that right: GDPR enforcement is on fire! While fines are not always particularly high, our analysis shows that, in terms of volume, data protection authorities (DPAs) are rapidly increasing their GDPR enforcement activities. Some interesting trends are also emerging:

  • DPAs have levied 190 fines and penalties to date. With 43 enforcement decisions made so far, Spain leads the pack as Europe's most active regulator, followed by Romania (21) and Germany (18). The UK has imposed the highest total amount of fines -- more than 315 million Euros -- if both British Airways' and Marriott's fines are upheld after appeal. Following are France's Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertes, with just over 51 million Euros in fines, and Germany's DPA, at nearly 25 million Euros..."

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