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Employer in Greece fined €150,000 for relying on consent to process data under GDPR

Employer in Greece fined €150,000 for relying on consent to process data under GDPR
Published on: 05 August 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Employer in Greece fined €150,000 for relying on consent to process data under GDPR
  • What are the practical implications of this decision?
  • What is the relevant background?
  • Background law
  • Background facts
  • What did the Hellenic Data Protection Authority decide?

Article summary

Employment analysis: The Hellenic Data Protection Authority has imposed a fine of €150,000 on an employer in Greece, on the basis (a) it had unlawfully processed employee personal data, since consent was an inappropriate legal basis for processing, (b) it had processed the personal data in an unfair and transparent manner, by giving the false impression it was relying on consent, and (c) it was not able to demonstrate compliance, and had violated the principle of accountability by transferring the burden of proof of compliance to the data subjects. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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