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Spanish bank BBVA fined EUR1.2 million for GDPR security failings

By Sam Clark
  • 23 Oct 2023 14:06
  • 23 Oct 2023 14:06
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has been hit with a 1.2 million euro ($1.3 million) General Data Protection Regulation fine in Spain for security failings. 
The Spanish Data Protection Agency issued two separate penalties against the bank, one of Europe’s largest, after a customer suffered identity theft (see here).

The customer

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Sam Clark


Sam has covered data privacy and security in the UK and Ireland for MLex since November 2021. He previously covered data protection for trade publication Global Data Review, as well as reporting on technology, media and telecoms businesses for S&P Global. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in journalism, both from the University of Kent.

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