High GDPR fines: German Data Protection Authority joins the club

The Berlin Data Protection Authority (Berlin DPA) recently announced that it will issue a multimillion-euro fine for breach of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a significant step change in its GDPR enforcement approach. The Berlin DPA’s most significant penalty to date includes two fines on a company totaling €200,000. In that case, as with the latest announcement, the Berlin DPA has not yet named the affected company. The announcement also continues a trend, started by the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) and followed by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), of data protection authorities beginning to show their teeth in GDPR enforcement. Read more…