The subject of the complaint in these proceedings was the question of whether the complainant’s right to confidentiality, right to information and right to information had been violated by the first respondent and whether the complainant’s right to confidentiality and right to information had been violated by the second respondent.
In the course of the investigation, the respondents submitted that the complainant had offered them to refrain from filing a complaint with the data protection authority in exchange for a payment of € 2,900 and submitted a letter from the complainant to this effect.
The data protection authority came to the conclusion that, against this background, the complainant had no actual need for legal protection, which is why the filing of the complaint at issue in the proceedings had to be qualified as dishonest and the use of the data protection authority’s activities by the complainant as an abuse of rights. The complaint was therefore rejected, based on Art. 57 par. 4 GDPRrejected on the grounds of obvious lack of merit.
The decision is legally binding.
Source: DSB Austria