The Data Protection News

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Five lawsuits against the Greek DPA

While the Greek Administrative Code clearly states that all citizens' cases must be dealt within a deadline of 50 days, the Greek Data Protection Authority steadily fails to comply with this legal obligation. 

According to an evaluation report on the effectiveness of the DPA for the year 2008, only in one case the DPA issued a decision in less than 50 days. 

Today, the Data&Protection information society legal services took legal proceedings against the Greek DPA with five lawsuits lodged with the Administrative Court of First Instance. It is about five cases pending -almost untouched by the persons in charge- since July 2007, October 2007, June 2008, September 2008 and December 2008.

The Greek data protection legislation provides for a minimum compensation of 5,869,41 EUR for each violation. 

The Data&Protection information society legal services deals with cases on intellectual property, data protection, access to documents and freedom of expression. 



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