Massive fines & Penalties

Revenue based administrative fines

Increased risk

Sanctions imposed by SA are effective, proportionate and dissuasive.

Fines can be imposed in combination with other penalties.


Any investigation regarding breach subject to lower fines often lead to higher fines.

2 levels of fines¦New

Low: up to 10,000,000 Euros or up to 2% of total worldwide turnover of undertaking.

High: up to 20,000,000 Euros or up to 4% of total worldwide turnover of undertaking.


Member States are free to provide for complementary penalties (namely for infringements not already covered by administrative fines).

Authorities broad investigative and corrective powers

On-site data protection audits.

Issue public warnings, reprimands.

Carry out specific remediation activities.

Administrative fines.

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