CORRECTION: The Reuters report by Conor Humphries asserts that the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) can fine entities. According to Elaine Edwards, that is not true:
— Elaine Edwards (@ElaineEdwards) February 17, 2015
For more information on offenses, penalties, and enforcement by the DPC, see the DPC’s web site.
Conor Humphries reports:
Ireland’s new data protection watchdog expects to win the power to levy vast fines on some of the world’s biggest Internet firms under European privacy laws, despite opposition from some larger EU countries who want responsibilities shared more widely.
Currently she can only levy fines of up to 250,000 euros, under Ireland’s own data protection laws.
Read more on Reuters.