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Cyprus: Commissioner fines Dias Publishing House €10,000 for violation of lawfulness and accuracy principles

The Office of the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection ('the Commissioner') announced, on 14 July 2022, that it had fined, on 4 February 2022, Dias Publishing House Ltd €10,000, following a complaint by a public figure, claiming that the former had published allegations about the latter's financial situation in online newspapers. In particular, following the Commissioner's investigation and weighing of the right of freedom of expression and right to privacy and data protection, it was revealed that Dias Publishing House had breached the basic principles of lawfulness and accuracy. As such, the Commissioner fined Dias Publishing House €10,000 and ordered the removal of the publication concerning the complainant. The Commissioner noted that, although Dias Publishing House complied with the order, it submitted an appeal for annulment of the Commissioner's decision.

You can read the press release, only available in Greek, here.