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Spain: AEPD fines Personal Mark SL €10,000 for violation of right to erasure

The Spanish data protection authority ('AEPD') issued, on 19 July 2021, its decision in proceeding PS/00488/2020, fining Personal Mark SL €10,000, for failing to comply with Article 17 of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) ('GDPR'). In particular, the AEPD highlighted that Personal Mark failed to erase the data of the complainant upon their request. More specifically, the AEPD noted that Personal Mark showed a lack of diligence in failing to notice the request for erasure from the complainant, which led to the company not acting on the request in time. Finally, the initial fine was for the amount of €30,000, which was found to be excessive in consideration of the full claim and the company's defence, and was reduced to €10,000.

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