In this episode Jonathan Armstrong and Tom Fox are back to discuss issues relating to data privacy, data protection and GDPR. Today, we consider EU courts reducing fines and penalties assessed by data protection regulators. The case reminds us that, as we said before, data protection authorities are likely to face challenges to high fines in the courts. In some respects, the fine mechanism in GDPR is based on the system in use in competition law cases where the success rate in appeals has been high. Some of the highlights are:

  1. Background to several cases.
  2. What did the court say?
  3. What did the regulators say?
  4. What are the lessons learned for the data protection/data privacy compliance specialist?
  5. What steps can your organization take?


Check out the Cordery Compliance, client alert on this topic, click here. For more information on Cordery Compliance, go their website here. Also check out the GDPR Navigator, one of the top resources for GDPR Compliance by clicking here.