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1&1 Telecom GmbH hit by almost €10 million GDPR fine over poor security at call centre

December 12, 2019

1&1 Telecom GmbH has been hit with one of the largest fines dished out so far under European GDPR legislation, Germany’s federal privacy watchdog has announced.

1&1 has been fined €9.55 million (US $10.6 million) by Germany’s Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BFDI) after the telecoms company was found to have not taken sufficient measures in its call center to prevent unauthorized parties from accessing customer data.

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