Calculation of fines under the GDPR: draft guidelines by and for the authorities

Posted - 15.07.2022

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On 12 May 2022, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) published its draft Guidelines 04/2022 on the calculation of administrative fines (“Draft Guidelines”) under Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data (“GDPR”).

The Draft Guidelines provide for a harmonised calculation of administrative fines under the GDPR. In general, the calculation of administrative fines is at the discretion of national data protection authorities (“DPAs”), which must assure that the latter remain effective, proportionate and dissuasive in each individual case.

For more information on these Draft Guidelines, please read here.

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