Is Data Protection Law Growing Teeth? The Current Lack of Sanctions in Data Protection Law and Administrative Fines under the GDPR
This article looks at the current lack of enforcement and sanctions in European Data Protection Law with a particular focus on administrative fines. It identifies reasons for the existing deficits in European Data Protection Law and analyses the potential of the new rules of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to compensate for those deficits. The article argues that the practical application of the new rules and the coordination of Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) in all member states of the EU are the key to more efficient sanctioning and enforcement through administrative fines.