£133.5k fine for not deleting data

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In Denmark the data protection regulator has imposed a fine of DKK 1.1M fine and reported an organisation to the police for failure to delete personal data of 500,000 customers in violation of the GDPR.

In particular, the regulator highlighted that during an inspection of the organisation it reviewed a number of computer systems with a view to examining whether the organisation had sufficient procedures to ensure that personal data were not stored for longer than was necessary for the purposes for which the data were processed. During the course of the inspection, it discovered that a booking system contained a lot of personal data that should have been deleted in accordance with the organisation’s own deletion deadlines.

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This decision highlights the need for all organisations to pay more than ‘lip service’ to deleting data – and to make sure that they follow their own policies.

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