VIDEO: Data protection fine due to breaches of Art. 38 & 39 GDPR – imposed by the data protection supervisory authority Luxembourg

von Jan

During an audit of a company, deficiencies in the implementation of Art. 38 and Art. 39 GDPR were identified and a fine of 15,000 euros was imposed.

What was the opinion of the Luxembourg supervisory authority?

Specifically, the supervisory authority criticized in particular that the data protection officer, contrary to Art. 38 (3) GDPR, did not report to the highest management level, was not sufficiently qualified and was not adequately involved in all issues of personal data protection.

In this video post, we explain everything about the above incident, what exactly Art. 38 & 39 GDPR are & why this also plays or can play a role for you and your company.

Data protection fines for insufficient inclusion/violations of Art. 38 & 39 GDPR – another blog post

We have already produced a blog post on this extremely relevant topic in the past, where we specifically address the general topic of “Data protection fines due to insufficient involvement – The supervisory authorities control the position of the data protection officer”. You can find the post on our website or here.


Specifically, the following four over points are covered & detailed in the video article:

Why is the fine imposed by the Luxembourg regulator so relevant?

What specifically is the person responsible accused of?

How much was the fine?

What recommended action do we derive based on imposition of this fine?


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