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German companies see lower GDPR penalties due to pandemic, state data watchdog says

By Cynthia Kroet
  • 10 Feb 2022 10:01
  • 10 Feb 2022 10:01
Companies in the German state of Baden-Württemberg have seen a substantial easing of the GDPR fines imposed on them due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and lack of financial means, the state data protection authority has said in its 2021 annual report.

“The pandemic had effects on the functioning of the fining office;

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