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, -.
Type of Issue:
Illegal data processing
Number of involved data records:
Special category of data involved:
Violation of GDPR Paragraph:
12. Transparent information, communication and modalities for the exercise of the rights of the data subject