Another fine for lack of cooperation with the Personal Data Protection Office
A fine of over PLN 12 000 was imposed on Smart Cities company from Warsaw for not cooperating with the Personal Data Protection Office (UODO) by failing to reply to its letter and failing to provide access to personal data and other information necessary to perform its tasks.
As a supervisory authority within the meaning of Article 51 of the GDPR, UODO monitors and enforces the application of this regulation in its territory. In order to enable the performance of tasks, the UODO has a number of powers in the field of proceedings, including the power to order the controller and processor to provide all the information necessary for the performance of its tasks and to obtain from the controller and processor access to all personal data and all information necessary for the performance of its tasks.
Hindering and preventing access to the information that the UODO requested from the Company and which is undoubtedly in its possession demonstrates a flagrant disregard for its obligations concerning cooperation with the supervisory authority in the performance of its tasks.
The full content of the decision is available (in Polish) at: https://www.uodo.gov.pl/decyzje/DKE.561.13.2020.