The imposition of GDPR fines is a right of every state in Germany. Thus, Germany differs from most EU member states, where a federal agency supervise data protection.
Thus, there is an independent data protection authority in each German state. There are also the Federal Data Protection Supervisor and two legally independent authorities for the protection of the church.
To have a full sight is difficult. In addition, the communication of the individual authorities differs. While, for example, the data protection officer of Baden-Württemberg, Stefan Brink, pursues an offensive information policy and thus provides a good insight into the work of his authority, others other do no to less public relations, such as the data protection authority of Saxony.
Since the introduction of the GDPR, more than 100 fines have already been imposed, only a fraction of which is known to the public. In our list of all GDPR fines in Germany we have collected all known fines. The list is constantly updated.