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Belgian DPA imposes fine of 1000 euro on a controller for not responding to a request to object to the processing of his data for marketing purposes

Tuesday, 16 June, 2020
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The Belgian DPA has imposed a fine of 1000 euro on a controller for not responding to a request from a citizen to object to the processing of his data for marketing purposes (article 15.3 GDPR), and for not collaborating with the authority (article 31 GDPR).

In a previous decision, the Belgian DPA had ordered the controller to meet the request of the plaintiff and to notify the Belgian DPA of the action taken on the request. The controller did not react to this injunction. When the controller, at a later stage, was asked why they did not comply with the injunction of the Belgian DPA, the controller demonstrated a cavalier attitude and a complete lack of interest for both the application of the GDPR and the procedure. For this attitude, as well as the established infringement of the right to object, the Belgian DPA decided to eventually impose a 1000 euro fine.

To read the full decision in French, click here

For further information, please contact the Belgian DPA: contact@apd-gba.be

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