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POLISH DPA ISSUES THE FIRST FINE FOR A VIOLATION OF THE GDPR – AND IT’S HARSH

The Polish data protection authority has issued its first GDPR-related fine in Poland. A data controller was fined approximately PLN 1 million (approx. EUR 230,415) for failure to comply Article 14 of the GDPR. The data processing company fulfilled the individual information obligation for a portion of its database record, saying that full compliance would […]


POLISH SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY ISSUES GDPR FINE FOR DATA SCRAPING WITHOUT INFORMING INDIVIDUALS

The Polish Supervisory Authority fined a company €220,000 that processed contact data obtained from publicly available sources without informing the individuals concerned. The company scraped contact data from public registries to prepare trade reports, contact lists and “to provide other business and management consulting services” to its clients. In its defense the company asserted the […]


POLAND’S PROPOSED GDPR EXEMPTIONS SPARK OUTRAGE

The Polish government is considering exempting small- and medium-sized businesses from having to comply with key requirements of the incoming GDPR, causing alarm among privacy advocates, members of the European Parliament and the countrys data protection authority. The requirements that would be exempted for companies employing fewer than 250 people would include an obligation to […]


New Legislation on Personal Data Processing by Employers

Requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons regarding the processing of personal data (General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR) came into force in May. Carrying severe financial penalties for breaches of data protection provisions, those who violate regulations could face as much as […]


Testing A Worker’s Sobriety

Amendments to the Act on Sober Upbringing and Counteracting Alcoholism went into force on 1 July 2011. Some of the changes concern entities authorized to initiate and conduct testing of the sobriety of an employee who is not permitted to work because of a justified suspicion that he showed up for work intoxicated or consumed […]


Draft Amendments Reform DPO Functions 



The Ministry of Economy published – on 16 October 2013 – draft amendments to the Data Protection Act 1997 (the Act). The amendments offer a simplified registration procedure if an organisation appoints an Administrator of Information Security, which is similar to a Data Protection Officer (DPO). However, organisations choosing to appoint a DPO will be […]




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