Beligian DPA GDPR EUR 50k fine for DPO lacking independence

€50k fine part due to DPO assignment

Keeping DPOs independent

28th April 2020

The Belgian Data Protection Authority (28/4/20) fined a company €50k, for:

  • Having a DPO that lacked independence (he was also the director of risk, compliance and audit)
  • Failing to adequately engage the DPO in business matters
  • Failing to appropriate risk assess events
  • Failure to cooperate with the Data Protection Authority

They were not fined for the data security breach which triggered the alert.

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