Fine against European university
The European university in Cyprus send short-messages to their students. However, those affected did not have the opportunity to cancel the receipt of these messages for free. Instead, they would have to send an SMS message with “Stop” to the sender, which is not free-of-charge. Therefore, the university violated GDPR Article 12paragraph 12 of the GDPR[/ su_gdprref] and was sentenced by the authorities to pay a fine of € 500, -.
Art des Verstoßes:
Illegal data processing
Waren sensible Daten betroffen?:
Violation of GDPR Paragraph:
12. Transparent information, communication and modalities for the exercise of the rights of the data subject