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Berlin Commissioner issues Germany’s largest ever GDPR fine

Berlin Commissioner issues Germany’s largest ever GDPR fine
Published on: 12 November 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Berlin Commissioner issues Germany’s largest ever GDPR fine
  • What was the background to the action?
  • What was the breach?
  • How was the fine amount decided?

Article summary

Information Law Analysis: On 5 November 2019, the Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (the Berlin Commissioner) announced that it had imposed a fine of €14.5m on Deutsche Wohnen SE, a prominent real estate company. This is the highest fine issued in Germany since the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) became applicable. Anna Pateraki of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP explains the action. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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