Fine for German energy provider for illegal telephone marketing
The German energy provider ENERGYsparks GmbH had to pay 300.000€ in fines. The company used aggressiv telephone marketing to sell their contracts without the consent of the affected individuals. It continued to do so after multiple hearings by the Federal Network Agency of Germany. Additionally, the energy provider used Callcenters that where already fined for their illegal practices for marketing purposes.
Type of Issue:
violated rights of the data subject
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Special category of data involved:
Violation of GDPR Paragraph:
7. Conditions for consent