The EU Could Fine Greece with 2.5m Euros Over the Personal Data Protection Act
The Court of Justice of the European Union may impose a fine of around EUR 2.5 million on Greece for failing to transpose in its national law the EU 2016 data protection regulation within the specified period.
Greece and Spain are the only EU countries that have not fulfilled their commitments under this regulation. The European Commission calls on the court to impose a financial penalty on Greece of EUR 5287.5 for each day on which this regulation is not implemented in national law with effect from 7 May 2018.
A spokesman for the Greek government said it was more of an inaction. The Prime Minister has been informed of the delay and the fine, and has ordered the Ministry of Justice to take all necessary steps.
The government is expected to submit a bill on the protection of personal data of citizens in the coming days, in order to bring the legislation in line with that of the European Union.
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