ANSPDCP (Romania) - Vodaphone România S.A. 2

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ANSPDCP (Romania) -
Authority: ANSPDCP (Romania)
Jurisdiction: Romania
Relevant Law:
Article 13(2) Directive 2002/58/EC
Law n° 506/2004
Type: Investigation
Outcome: Violation Found
Decided: 15.10.2019
Fine: 2,000 EUR
Parties: Vodaphone Romania S.A
National Case Number/Name:
European Case Law Identifier: n/a
Appeal: n/a
Original Language(s): English
Original Source: ANSDPCP (in EN)
Initial Contributor: n/a

The ANSPDCP fined € 2.000 Vodafone România S.A. for violations of Article 13(1) Law no. 506/2004, read in conjunction with Article 13(5) of the same Law no. 506/2004 implementing the ePrivacy Directive.

ANSPDCP English press release

The controller Vodafone România S.A. was sanctioned with a fine in the amount of 10,000 lei.

The sanction was applied because the controller did not consider the option of a petitioner to no longer receive messages with promotions, contests and any other messages other than those concerning the costs and security of the calls, an option brought to the attention of the controller. Although after his request he was confirmed that he is unsubscribed from the commercial communications sent by the controller, he received on his e-mail another unsolicited message from Vodafone Romania S.A., thus violating the provisions of Article 12 paragraph (1) of Law no. 506/2004 on unsolicited communications.

In this context, the company was advised to respect the request of the petitioner not to receive messages with promotions, contests and any other messages other than those regarding the costs and security of the calls. At the same time, it was recommended to the controller to take the necessary measures in order to comply with the provisions of Article 12 of Law no. 506/2004, for the purpose of sending commercial messages through electronic means of communication only with the express prior consent of the recipients.


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