European Data Protection Digest

DPA Fines Finance Ministry 150,000 Euros

DATA LOSS—GREECE

August 15, 2013

Greece’s Data Protection Authority (DPA) has fined the Finance Ministry 150,000 euros “for allegedly failing to protect data on millions of taxpayers that ended up in the possession of private companies,” Associated Press reports. The DPA said in a statement that the result was a “particularly large” breach. The DPA has given the Finance Ministry two months to improve its security, the report states.
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