Statistics: Fines imposed over time
The following statistics show how many fines and what sum of fines have been imposed per month so far. The first overview contains a cumulative summary, that is, all fines accumulated up to each month. The second overview contains the sum and number of fines per month.

Note: Only fines with valid information about year and month that are already included in our database are taken into account.

1. Course of overall sum and number of fines (cumulative):

a) Course of overall sum of fines (cumulative):


b) Course of overall number of fines (cumulative):

Month Sum of Fines (up to month) Number of Fines (up to month)
Jul 2018€ 400,0001
Sep 2018€ 400,3002
Oct 2018€ 400,6883
Nov 2018€ 420,6884
Dec 2018€ 436,3889
Jan 2019€ 50,437,27612
Feb 2019€ 50,502,38424
Mar 2019€ 50,964,68432
Apr 2019€ 51,273,81940
May 2019€ 51,833,34548
Jun 2019€ 52,917,89557
Jul 2019€ 163,675,67064
Aug 2019€ 166,928,50573
Sep 2019€ 167,835,02882
Oct 2019€ 202,347,402111
Nov 2019€ 203,462,202131
Dec 2019€ 225,219,732154
Jan 2020€ 253,335,892170
Feb 2020€ 254,221,982199
Mar 2020€ 262,095,582235
Apr 2020€ 262,897,782242
May 2020€ 263,381,182253
Jun 2020€ 265,429,490284
Jul 2020€ 285,464,038330
Aug 2020€ 285,941,986351
Sep 2020€ 286,685,886372
Oct 2020€ 344,156,494388

2. Sum and number of fines per month (non-cumulative):

a) Sum of fines per month (non-cumulative):


b) Number of fines per month (non-cumulative):

Month Sum of Fines (in month) Number of Fines (in month)
Jul 2018€ 400,0001
Sep 2018€ 3001
Oct 2018€ 3881
Nov 2018€ 20,0001
Dec 2018€ 15,7005
Jan 2019€ 50,000,8883
Feb 2019€ 65,10812
Mar 2019€ 462,3008
Apr 2019€ 309,1358
May 2019€ 559,5268
Jun 2019€ 1,084,5509
Jul 2019€ 110,757,7757
Aug 2019€ 3,252,8359
Sep 2019€ 906,5239
Oct 2019€ 34,512,37429
Nov 2019€ 1,114,80020
Dec 2019€ 21,757,53023
Jan 2020€ 28,116,16016
Feb 2020€ 886,09029
Mar 2020€ 7,873,60036
Apr 2020€ 802,2007
May 2020€ 483,40011
Jun 2020€ 2,048,30831
Jul 2020€ 20,034,54846
Aug 2020€ 477,94821
Sep 2020€ 743,90021
Oct 2020€ 57,470,60816
Statistics: Countries with highest fines (Top 10)
The following statistics show how many fines and what sum of fines have been imposed per country to date (only top 10 countries).

Note: Only fines with valid information on the amount of the fine are taken into account.

1. By total sum of fines:
Country Sum of Fines
UNITED KINGDOM€ 132,756,200 (at 3 fines)
GERMANY€ 61,636,633 (at 27 fines)
ITALY€ 57,373,000 (at 31 fines)
FRANCE€ 51,350,000 (at 6 fines)
AUSTRIA€ 18,070,200 (at 8 fines)
SWEDEN€ 7,085,430 (at 6 fines)
SPAIN€ 3,939,610 (at 143 fines)
THE NETHERLANDS€ 3,490,000 (at 6 fines)
BULGARIA€ 3,210,690 (at 20 fines)
NORWAY€ 1,038,960 (at 11 fines)

2. By total number of fines:
Country Number of Fines
SPAIN143 (with total € 3,939,610)
ROMANIA41 (with total € 554,150)
HUNGARY31 (with total € 519,485)
ITALY31 (with total € 57,373,000)
GERMANY27 (with total € 61,636,633)
BULGARIA20 (with total € 3,210,690)
BELGIUM16 (with total € 769,000)
POLAND12 (with total € 1,004,098)
CZECH REPUBLIC11 (with total € 19,366)
GREECE11 (with total € 764,000)
Statistics: Fines by type of violation
The following statistics show how many fines and what sum of fines have been imposed per type of GDPR violation to date.

Note: Only fines with valid information on the amount of the fine and on the type of violation are taken into account.

1. By total sum of fines:
Violation Sum of Fines
Insufficient legal basis for data processing€ 164,374,648 (at 166 fines)
Insufficient technical and organisational measures to ensure information security€ 152,798,807 (at 87 fines)
Non-compliance with general data processing principles€ 17,594,465 (at 68 fines)
Insufficient fulfilment of data subjects rights€ 9,535,925 (at 43 fines)
Insufficient fulfilment of information obligations€ 576,105 (at 21 fines)
Insufficient fulfilment of data breach notification obligations€ 220,725 (at 9 fines)
Insufficient cooperation with supervisory authority€ 143,379 (at 19 fines)
Lack of appointment of data protection officer€ 136,000 (at 4 fines)
Insufficient data processing agreement€ 14,380 (at 2 fines)
Insufficient cooperation with supervisory authority€ 4,400 (at 1 fines)
Unknown€ 500 (at 1 fines)
Insufficient fulfilment of data breach obligations€ 286 (at 1 fines)

2. By total number of fines:
Violation Number of Fines
Insufficient legal basis for data processing166 (with total € 164,374,648)
Insufficient technical and organisational measures to ensure information security87 (with total € 152,798,807)
Non-compliance with general data processing principles68 (with total € 17,594,465)
Insufficient fulfilment of data subjects rights43 (with total € 9,535,925)
Insufficient fulfilment of information obligations21 (with total € 576,105)
Insufficient cooperation with supervisory authority19 (with total € 143,379)
Insufficient fulfilment of data breach notification obligations9 (with total € 220,725)
Lack of appointment of data protection officer4 (with total € 136,000)
Insufficient data processing agreement2 (with total € 14,380)
Insufficient cooperation with supervisory authority1 (with total € 4,400)
Insufficient fulfilment of data breach obligations1 (with total € 286)
Unknown1 (with total € 500)
Statistics: Fines by sectors
The following statistics show how many fines and what sum of fines have been imposed to date in each sector.

Note: Only fines with valid information on the amount of the fine and on the the corresponding sector are taken into account.

1. By total sum of fines:
Sector Sum of Fines
Media, Telecoms and Broadcasting€ 116,060,379 (at 87 fines)
Accomodation and Hospitalty€ 110,878,807 (at 14 fines)
Industry and Commerce€ 53,013,071 (at 92 fines)
Transportation and Energy€ 52,462,400 (at 30 fines)
Finance, Insurance and Consulting€ 4,754,405 (at 45 fines)
Public Sector and Education€ 3,894,971 (at 67 fines)
Health Care€ 1,775,021 (at 21 fines)
Not assigned€ 1,643,218 (at 29 fines)
Individuals and Private Associations€ 892,819 (at 31 fines)
Employers€ 24,529 (at 6 fines)

2. By total number of fines:
Sector Number of Fines
Industry and Commerce92 (with total € 53,013,071)
Media, Telecoms and Broadcasting87 (with total € 116,060,379)
Public Sector and Education67 (with total € 3,894,971)
Finance, Insurance and Consulting45 (with total € 4,754,405)
Individuals and Private Associations31 (with total € 892,819)
Transportation and Energy30 (with total € 52,462,400)
Not assigned29 (with total € 1,643,218)
Health Care21 (with total € 1,775,021)
Accomodation and Hospitalty14 (with total € 110,878,807)
Employers6 (with total € 24,529)
Statistics: Highest individual fines (Top 10)
The following statistics shows the highest individual fines imposed to date per data controller (only top 10 fines).

Controller Sector Country Fine [€] Type of Violation Date
1Marriott International, IncAccomodation and HospitaltyUNITED KINGDOM110,390,200Insufficient technical and organisational measures to ensure information security09 Jul 2019
2Google Inc.Media, Telecoms and BroadcastingFRANCE50,000,000Insufficient legal basis for data processing21 Jan 2019
3H&M Hennes & Mauritz Online Shop A.B. & Co. KGIndustry and CommerceGERMANY35,258,708Insufficient legal basis for data processing01 Oct 2020
4TIM (telecommunications operator)Media, Telecoms and BroadcastingITALY27,800,000Insufficient legal basis for data processing15 Jan 2020
5British AirwaysTransportation and EnergyUNITED KINGDOM22,046,000Insufficient technical and organisational measures to ensure information security16 Oct 2020
6Austrian PostTransportation and EnergyAUSTRIA18,000,000Insufficient legal basis for data processing23 Oct 2019
7Wind Tre S.p.A.Media, Telecoms and BroadcastingITALY16,700,000Insufficient legal basis for data processing13 Jul 2020
8Deutsche Wohnen SEIndustry and CommerceGERMANY14,500,000Non-compliance with general data processing principles30 Oct 2019
9Telecoms provider (1&1 Telecom GmbH)Media, Telecoms and BroadcastingGERMANY9,550,000Insufficient technical and organisational measures to ensure information security09 Dec 2019
10Eni Gas e LuceTransportation and EnergyITALY8,500,000Insufficient legal basis for data processing11 Dec 2019