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EDPB publishes guidance on calculating GDPR fines

June 30, 2022

On 12 May 2022 EDPB adopted Guidelines on the calculation of administrative fines (the Guidelines).  The Guidelines supplement the Article 29 Working Party’s Guidelines on the application and setting of administrative fines (WP253) adopted in October 2017 and recommends that the two are read together.  Whereas the previous guidance set out general principles for when to impose fines under Article 83 GDPR, the new Guidelines provide a detailed five-step methodology for calculating a starting point for a fine and clarify how to determine the turnover of an undertaking in order to harmonise the approach across Member States.

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