By | Monday May 25th, 2015

Regulation requires, as prescribed by art. 78, every Member State to lay down rules on penalties applicable to infringements of the Regulation.

Differently, pursuant to the next art. 79, supervisory authorities shall impose administrative fines, depending on the specific unlawful action committed: from 250,000 EUR or 0.5% of the annual worldwide turnover of an enterprise, and up to 1,000,000 EUR or 2% of the annual worldwide turnover of an enterprise.

In this context it is important to discuss about different executions of penalties and fines that each Member State will impose.

Category: Sanctions

About Alessandro Vallega

He is Security Business Development Director for Oracle EMEA. He has the responsibility to lead a cross functional team on the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation, EU 679/2016) at EMEA level (marketing, legal, sales, training, technology). He founded and coordinates an external blog on the same topic ( He has defined a European methodology to evaluate the database security degree of a data center and the advantages of identity and access management technology. He founded in 2007 the Oracle Community for Security, and in that context led the creation of several publications about security and privacy in the cloud, with mobile, in the social media, in healthcare, on return on security investments, about the role of the CISO, and how to prevent frauds. He is an author of the Italian annual ICT Security Report by CLUSIT and he is part of the CLUSIT board of directors.

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