AEPD - PS/00406/2019
|AEPD - PS/00406/2019|
|Relevant Law:||Article 5(1)(f) GDPR|
Article 83(5)(a) GDPR
|Parties:||Anoymous Vs. Electric Renting Groups, S.L|
|National Case Number/Name:||PS/00406/2019|
|European Case Law Identifier:||n/a|
|Original Source:||AEPD (in es)|
The APED fined 2.500 € a data controller for sending advertisement email without blind carbon copy (Bcc) the email recipients. By disclosing the email addresses of the recipient, the company violated the principle of integrity and confidentiality – Article 5(1)(f) GDPR-.
A citizen filed a complaint with the AEPD against Electric Renting Groups, S.L for sending an advertisement email and disclosing the recipients of this email. Indeed, the company, which acted as a data controller, sent the email without confining the dozens of email recipients in blind carbon copy (Bcc:.
Following the complaint, the AEPD agreed to initiate investigations against the data controller for the alleged infringement of Article 5(1)(f) GDPR, the principle of integrity and confidentiality.
Does the disclosure of dozens email addresses constitute a GDPR violation?
The AEPD ruled that the sending of email without Bcc: the email recipients constituted a violation of the principle of integrity and confidentiality (Article 5(1)(f) GDPR), as well as the principle of proactive responsibility of the data controller.
Consequently, the APED decided to issue a fine of 2.500 € for the violation of the principle of integrity and confidentiality, pursuant to Article 83(5)(a) GDPR.
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English Machine Translation of the Decision
The decision below is a machine translation of the **Spanish** original. Please refer to the **Spanish** original for more details.
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