Another fine for violation of the GDPR – the RLP supervisory authority imposes a fine of EUR 105,000

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The supervisory authority RLP imposes a fine of EUR 105,000 after a GDPR violation

The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Rhineland-Palatinate (LfDI) has imposed a fine of 105,000 euros on a hospital in Rhineland-Palatinate. At the same time, the LfDI welcomes the resilient efforts made by the hospital to sustainably promote further developments and improvements in data protection management.

What’s happened

The final fine is based on several violations of the General Data Protection Regulation in connection with a mix-up of patients when admitting the patient. This resulted in incorrect invoicing and revealed structural, technical and organizational deficits of the hospital in patient management.

The state representative, Prof. Dr. Kugelmann emphasizes: “The primary goal of the remedial and sanctioning measures is to remedy existing deficits and improve data protection. Fines are one instrument among several. In addition to their sanctioning effect, they always contain a preventive element, in that it becomes clear that grievances are consistently investigated. It is important to me that substantial progress is made with regard to the particular sensitivity of data in health data protection. So I hope that the fine will also be seen as a signal that the data protection supervisory authorities are paying particular attention to the handling of data in the healthcare sector. ”

Source: LDA RLP

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