Dutch SA Fines DPG Media Magazines for Unnecessarily Requesting Copies of Identity Documents

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The Dutch Supervisory Authority (“the Dutch SA”) received various complaints regarding how Sanoma Media Netherlands B.V. (before Sanoma was taken over by DPG Media in April 2020) handled requests from people to view their data or have their data deleted.

These complaints were submitted by people who, for example, had a magazine subscription or had received advertisements from Sanoma.

The Dutch SA has imposed a fine of €525,000 on DPG Media. The media company had required people wanting to view their data or have their data deleted to first upload a copy of an identity document. Hence, DPG Media collected too much personal data.

DPG Media has lodged an objection to this fine.

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