GDPR Fines and Data Breach Survey 2022

18/01/2022 | DLA Piper

DLA Piper publishes the results from its GDPR Fines and Data Breach Survey 2022. Monetary penalties issued to Amazon and Meta's WhatsApp helped to increase EU General Data Protection Regulation fines to a record €1.1 billion last year, indicating that the GDPR is beginning to show its teeth. Total penalties are seven times higher compared to €158.5 million in 2020. The Luxembourg DPA issued Amazon a €746 million fine, while Ireland's DPA awarded a €225 million GDPR penalty to WhatsApp for a lack of transparency. Both of these penalties are being appealed.  

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