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How did it started

During the annual INPLP congress in November 2018, the INPLP group made several important decisions, with one of these decisions being to establish a database of fines imposed by data protection authorities for GDPR violations. The intention was to provide an overview of the development of such fines, their reasons and amounts as well as differences between the respective countries.

INPLP's GDPR Fines project is a database of fines imposed by data protection authorities for GDPR violations across the European Union and beyond.

Next steps

Collecting further comments and involvement decisions from the more than 30 INPLP members was the first step into the implementation of the GDPR Fines Database project, activity that took place throughout July and August 2019. Following several discussions, multiple INPLP member countries confirmed their participation and support for this project.

The core INPLP team established a basis for the functionalities and flow of how such a platform could function and informed the INPLP members about these plans, together with collecting any feedback or ideas that might help improve the system.

The project was scheduled for launch in November - December 2019.


INPLP is a not-for-profit international network of qualified professionals providing expert counsel on legal and compliance issues relating to data privacy and associated matters. INPLP provides targeted and concise guidance, multi-jurisdictional views and practical information to address the ever-increasing and intensifying field of data protection challenges. INPLP fulfils its mission by sharing know-how, conducting joint research into data processing practices and engaging proactively in international cooperation in both the private and public sectors.