Fine against public utility company
A former employee of a public utility asked for sending the pay slips because he needed them for the tax office. The former employer misrepresented these pay slips several times. Due to the omissions, the person concerned had to give an wrong income receipt to the tax office. The person subsequently lodged a complaint with the Data Protection Authority, as the company had not complied with the duty of rectification (see GDPR Article 16).
The authority examined the facts and found a violation of the GDPR. Therefore, a fine of 5,000 Czech crowns was imposed. In addition, the company still had to pay the legal costs of 1,000 CZK.
Type of Issue:
Illegal data processing
Number of involved data records:
Special category of data involved:
Violation of GDPR Paragraph:
16. Right to rectification