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Spain: AEPD fines Packlink Shipping €1,200 for cookies violations

The Spanish data protection authority ('AEPD') published, on 20 September 2021, its decision, in proceeding PS/00342/2021, initiating disciplinary proceedings against Packlink Shipping SL for misuse of cookies and lack of consent. Specifically, the decision outlines that Packlink and its third parties used unnecessary cookies, without first obtaining the consent of users in violation of Article 22.2 of the Law No. 34/2002, of 11 July 2002, on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce ('LSSI').

Finally, the AEPD applied a reduction to the fine imposed due to the company's voluntary payment of the penalty and the acknowledgment of responsibility, provided that the recommended rectification is made within the period provided by the AEPD.

You can read the decision, only available in Spanish, here.