Category Archives: Sanctions

Personal data protection. The EU GDPR text has been approved: and now? Conference on January 29th 16

Last December, the Commission of the EU Parliament in charge approved the final text of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) thus closing the negotiation among EU Parliament, Commission and Council (the so called trilogue). Now only some formal approval steps are still missing to have it in force. Steps that shoul be completed… Read More »

Cox Communications Settles FCC Charges

Cox Communications will pay nearly US $600,000 to settle Federal Communications Commission (FCC) charges regarding a breach that exposed customer data. The incident occurred in August 2014 and compromised addresses, driver’s license numbers, and partial Social Security numbers (SSNs). The FCC said that Cox did not provide adequate security for the data and that the… Read More »


Amendment 188, Proposal for a regulation, Article 79 “c) a fine up to 100 000 000 EUR or up to 5% of the annual worldwide turnover in case of an enterprise, whichever is higher.” You have to read “100 million € or higher”. For Oracle, the company I work for, that would amount to 565 millions dollars, more… Read More »


Regulation requires, as prescribed by art. 78, every Member State to lay down rules on penalties applicable to infringements of the Regulation. Differently, pursuant to the next art. 79, supervisory authorities shall impose administrative fines, depending on the specific unlawful action committed: from 250,000 EUR or 0.5% of the annual worldwide turnover of an enterprise,… Read More »