Polish DPA fines Smart Cities: Another fine for lack of cooperation with the Personal Data Protection Office

Feb 1, 2021

Source: European Data Protection Board

A fine of over PLN 12 000 (EUR 3 000) was imposed on Smart Cities company from Warsaw for not cooperating with the Personal Data Protection Office (UODO) by failing to reply to its letter and failing to provide access to personal data and other information necessary to perform its tasks.

As a supervisory authority within the remit of Article 51 of the GDPR, UODO monitors and enforces the application of this regulation in its territory. In order to enable the performance of tasks, the UODO has a number of powers in the field of proceedings, including the power to order the controller and processor to provide all the information necessary for the performance of its tasks and to obtain from the controller and processor access to all personal data and all information necessary for the performance of its tasks.

Hindering and preventing access to the information that the UODO requested from the Company, which it undoubtedly has in its possession, demonstrates a flagrant disregard for its obligations concerning cooperation with the supervisory authority in the performance of its tasks

To read the press release is Polish, click here.

To read the full decision in Polish, click here.

For more information please contact the Polish DPA at kancelaria@uodo.gov.pl

The press release published here does not constitute official EDPB communication, nor an EDPB endorsement. This press release was originally published by the national supervisory authority and was published here at the request of the SA for information purposes. As the press release is represented here as it appeared on the SA’s website or other channels of communication, the news item is only available in English or in the Member State’s official language with a short introduction in English. Any questions regarding this press release should be directed to the supervisory authority concerned.

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