POLAS query on an online seller for private purposes
The police officer bought a laptop online and then tried to change the payment method, without success. As a result, he queried information of the seller in the police information system POLAS to send him more messages. In these messages, the police officer gave the date of birth, place of birth, as well as his current and former residential address of the person concerned. This was done to get the seller to change the payment method after all. Instead of changing the method of payment, the victim reported the police officer.
No exact date could be taken from the activity report of the Hessian data protection authority, the date was given here as December 31, 2021.
Art des Verstoßes:
Illegal data processing
Waren sensible Daten betroffen?:
Violation of GDPR Paragraph:
5. Principles relating to personal data processing
6. Lawfulness of processing
Activity Report 2021 of the HBDI