Adatvédelem mindenkinek / Data protection for everyone

GDPR fines in Hungary imposed in 2019

2019. április 08. 11:00 - poklaszlo

The possibility of imposing significant amount of fine for the violation of data protection rules drew immediate attention to the issue of data protection compliance. While the amount of administrative fine in the GDPR was only a theoretical maximum, fines imposed in specific cases could serve as…


GDPR fining policy issued by the Dutch Data Protection Authority

2019. március 18. 09:00 - poklaszlo

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens) was the first data protection authority in the EU that has published a fining policy detailing the principles for setting administrative fines in specific cases. The impact of the fining policy issued by the Dutch Data Protection…


Passwords and the GDPR

2019. január 07. 11:00 - poklaszlo

Surveys show that very few people choose passwords that are strong enough, and many prefer to use the same password on multiple, or even all, online platforms. Similarly to PIN codes, where 1-2-3-4 and other easily solvable combinations are the most popular ones, we are not careful enough about…


Developing case law under the GDPR

2018. október 22. 11:00 - poklaszlo

Five months have passed since May 25 when the General Data Protection Regulaton (GDPR) became applicable in the European Union. Data controllers and processors struggled a lot to be ready for the application of the rules of the GDPR. However, there are several rules in the GDPR that leave space for…


Setting of administrative fines based on the General Data Protection Regulation II

2017. december 15. 14:30 - poklaszlo

Guidelines on the application and setting of administrative fines for the purposes of the Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) were published at the end of October by the Article 29 Working Party (WP 29). In my previous post, I have outlined the principles set out in the Guidelines. In this post, I give a…


Setting of administrative fines based on the General Data Protection Regulation I.

2017. november 17. 14:00 - poklaszlo

Overview of the WP29 Guidelines on Administrative Fines

The high amount of the administrative fine, which can reach a maximum amount of EUR 20 million or, in the case of an undertaking, up to 4 % of the total worldwide annual turnover of the preceding financial year, makes it extremely important for data controllers and data processors to be prepared for…