Statistics: Fines imposed over time
The following statistics show how many fines and what sum of fines have been imposed per month so far. The first overview contains a cumulative summary, that is, all fines accumulated up to each month. The second overview contains the sum and number of fines per month.

Note: Only fines with valid information about year and month that are already included in our database are taken into account.

1. Course of overall sum and number of fines (cumulative):

a) Course of overall sum of fines (cumulative):


b) Course of overall number of fines (cumulative):

Month Sum of Fines (up to month) Number of Fines (up to month)
Jul 2018€ 400,0001
Sep 2018€ 400,3002
Oct 2018€ 400,6883
Nov 2018€ 420,6884
Dec 2018€ 436,3889
Jan 2019€ 50,437,27612
Feb 2019€ 50,502,38424
Mar 2019€ 50,964,68432
Apr 2019€ 51,273,81940
May 2019€ 51,833,34548
Jun 2019€ 52,607,04556
Jul 2019€ 52,974,62062
Aug 2019€ 56,202,45571
Sep 2019€ 57,123,97880
Oct 2019€ 59,001,352108
Nov 2019€ 60,042,922130
Dec 2019€ 72,250,452152
Jan 2020€ 100,366,612168
Feb 2020€ 101,142,302197
Mar 2020€ 107,026,302234
Apr 2020€ 107,830,502242
May 2020€ 108,313,902254
Jun 2020€ 110,341,710286
Jul 2020€ 130,348,258332
Aug 2020€ 130,976,262356
Sep 2020€ 131,720,162377
Oct 2020€ 209,841,520407
Nov 2020€ 228,263,449437
Dec 2020€ 243,832,994494
Jan 2021€ 261,373,144526
Feb 2021€ 263,137,694561
Mar 2021€ 278,321,819609
Apr 2021€ 280,813,839643
May 2021€ 287,920,708679
Jun 2021€ 294,472,308713
Jul 2021€ 1,049,556,508760
Aug 2021€ 1,052,021,308784
Sep 2021€ 1,292,261,834827
Oct 2021€ 1,296,257,114860
Nov 2021€ 1,302,624,714899
Dec 2021€ 1,522,221,907956
Jan 2022€ 1,541,551,507992
Feb 2022€ 1,571,268,7071032
Mar 2022€ 1,591,513,8921057
Apr 2022€ 1,599,841,8921108
May 2022€ 1,620,242,7921159
Jun 2022€ 1,621,739,6321195
Jul 2022€ 1,644,976,4021242
Aug 2022€ 1,646,124,4471283
Sep 2022€ 2,052,359,7371326
Oct 2022€ 2,083,523,0571374
Nov 2022€ 2,356,418,2391421
Dec 2022€ 2,363,751,2421489
Jan 2023€ 2,760,135,4821531
Feb 2023€ 2,762,775,1331565
Mar 2023€ 2,764,239,5931613
Apr 2023€ 2,788,847,4241654
May 2023€ 3,997,700,0641693
Jun 2023€ 4,048,109,1241754
Jul 2023€ 4,051,286,3441793
Aug 2023€ 4,054,784,8241827
Sep 2023€ 4,410,816,9441868
Oct 2023€ 4,417,992,7641902
Nov 2023€ 4,420,859,0841951
Dec 2023€ 4,431,488,8841976
Jan 2024€ 4,463,691,8841984

2. Sum and number of fines per month (non-cumulative):

a) Sum of fines per month (non-cumulative):


b) Number of fines per month (non-cumulative):

Month Sum of Fines (in month) Number of Fines (in month)
Jul 2018€ 400,0001
Sep 2018€ 3001
Oct 2018€ 3881
Nov 2018€ 20,0001
Dec 2018€ 15,7005
Jan 2019€ 50,000,8883
Feb 2019€ 65,10812
Mar 2019€ 462,3008
Apr 2019€ 309,1358
May 2019€ 559,5268
Jun 2019€ 773,7008
Jul 2019€ 367,5756
Aug 2019€ 3,227,8359
Sep 2019€ 921,5239
Oct 2019€ 1,877,37428
Nov 2019€ 1,041,57022
Dec 2019€ 12,207,53022
Jan 2020€ 28,116,16016
Feb 2020€ 775,69029
Mar 2020€ 5,884,00037
Apr 2020€ 804,2008
May 2020€ 483,40012
Jun 2020€ 2,027,80832
Jul 2020€ 20,006,54846
Aug 2020€ 628,00424
Sep 2020€ 743,90021
Oct 2020€ 78,121,35830
Nov 2020€ 18,421,92930
Dec 2020€ 15,569,54557
Jan 2021€ 17,540,15032
Feb 2021€ 1,764,55035
Mar 2021€ 15,184,12548
Apr 2021€ 2,492,02034
May 2021€ 7,106,86936
Jun 2021€ 6,551,60034
Jul 2021€ 755,084,20047
Aug 2021€ 2,464,80024
Sep 2021€ 240,240,52643
Oct 2021€ 3,995,28033
Nov 2021€ 6,367,60039
Dec 2021€ 219,597,19357
Jan 2022€ 19,329,60036
Feb 2022€ 29,717,20040
Mar 2022€ 20,245,18525
Apr 2022€ 8,328,00051
May 2022€ 20,400,90051
Jun 2022€ 1,496,84036
Jul 2022€ 23,236,77047
Aug 2022€ 1,148,04541
Sep 2022€ 406,235,29043
Oct 2022€ 31,163,32048
Nov 2022€ 272,895,18247
Dec 2022€ 7,333,00368
Jan 2023€ 396,384,24042
Feb 2023€ 2,639,65134
Mar 2023€ 1,464,46048
Apr 2023€ 24,607,83141
May 2023€ 1,208,852,64039
Jun 2023€ 50,409,06061
Jul 2023€ 3,177,22039
Aug 2023€ 3,498,48034
Sep 2023€ 356,032,12041
Oct 2023€ 7,175,82034
Nov 2023€ 2,866,32049
Dec 2023€ 10,629,80025
Jan 2024€ 32,203,0008
Statistics: Countries with highest fines (Top 10)
The following statistics show how many fines and what sum of fines have been imposed per country to date (only top 10 countries).

Note: Only fines with valid information on the amount of the fine are taken into account.

1. By total sum of fines:
Country Sum of Fines
IRELAND€ 2,855,363,400 (at 27 fines)
LUXEMBOURG€ 746,314,000 (at 32 fines)
FRANCE€ 371,699,300 (at 45 fines)
ITALY€ 145,385,327 (at 337 fines)
UNITED KINGDOM€ 75,532,800 (at 14 fines)
SPAIN€ 65,565,830 (at 802 fines)
GERMANY€ 55,385,033 (at 163 fines)
GREECE€ 31,077,000 (at 66 fines)
SWEDEN€ 26,462,230 (at 38 fines)
THE NETHERLANDS€ 24,924,500 (at 24 fines)

2. By total number of fines:
Country Number of Fines
SPAIN802 (with total € 65,565,830)
ITALY337 (with total € 145,385,327)
ROMANIA170 (with total € 1,106,450)
GERMANY163 (with total € 55,385,033)
HUNGARY68 (with total € 2,518,861)
POLAND67 (with total € 3,566,169)
GREECE66 (with total € 31,077,000)
NORWAY51 (with total € 12,117,950)
FRANCE45 (with total € 371,699,300)
BELGIUM40 (with total € 1,852,000)
Statistics: Fines by type of violation
The following statistics show how many fines and what sum of fines have been imposed per type of GDPR violation to date.

Note: Only fines with valid information on the amount of the fine and on the type of violation are taken into account.

1. By total sum of fines:
Violation Sum of Fines
Non-compliance with general data processing principles€ 2,068,693,559 (at 555 fines)
Insufficient legal basis for data processing€ 1,649,213,212 (at 615 fines)
Insufficient technical and organisational measures to ensure information security€ 388,455,875 (at 359 fines)
Insufficient fulfilment of information obligations€ 247,306,420 (at 186 fines)
Insufficient fulfilment of data subjects rights€ 98,366,170 (at 194 fines)
Unknown€ 9,250,000 (at 9 fines)
Insufficient cooperation with supervisory authority€ 6,197,529 (at 107 fines)
Insufficient fulfilment of data breach notification obligations€ 1,810,982 (at 34 fines)
Insufficient data processing agreement€ 1,057,110 (at 11 fines)
Insufficient involvement of data protection officer€ 944,300 (at 16 fines)

2. By total number of fines:
Violation Number of Fines
Insufficient legal basis for data processing615 (with total € 1,649,213,212)
Non-compliance with general data processing principles555 (with total € 2,068,693,559)
Insufficient technical and organisational measures to ensure information security359 (with total € 388,455,875)
Insufficient fulfilment of data subjects rights194 (with total € 98,366,170)
Insufficient fulfilment of information obligations186 (with total € 247,306,420)
Insufficient cooperation with supervisory authority107 (with total € 6,197,529)
Insufficient fulfilment of data breach notification obligations34 (with total € 1,810,982)
Insufficient involvement of data protection officer16 (with total € 944,300)
Insufficient data processing agreement11 (with total € 1,057,110)
Unknown9 (with total € 9,250,000)
Statistics: Fines by sectors
The following statistics show how many fines and what sum of fines have been imposed to date in each sector.

Note: Only fines with valid information on the amount of the fine and on the the corresponding sector are taken into account.

1. By total sum of fines:
Sector Sum of Fines
Media, Telecoms and Broadcasting€ 3,312,407,366 (at 286 fines)
Industry and Commerce€ 902,269,961 (at 439 fines)
Transportation and Energy€ 78,365,570 (at 104 fines)
Employment€ 59,024,877 (at 129 fines)
Finance, Insurance and Consulting€ 46,545,158 (at 200 fines)
Public Sector and Education€ 27,491,063 (at 226 fines)
Accomodation and Hospitalty€ 22,490,048 (at 65 fines)
Health Care€ 16,495,209 (at 189 fines)
Real Estate€ 2,601,831 (at 60 fines)
Individuals and Private Associations€ 2,048,666 (at 269 fines)
Not assigned€ 1,555,408 (at 119 fines)

2. By total number of fines:
Sector Number of Fines
Industry and Commerce439 (with total € 902,269,961)
Media, Telecoms and Broadcasting286 (with total € 3,312,407,366)
Individuals and Private Associations269 (with total € 2,048,666)
Public Sector and Education226 (with total € 27,491,063)
Finance, Insurance and Consulting200 (with total € 46,545,158)
Health Care189 (with total € 16,495,209)
Employment129 (with total € 59,024,877)
Not assigned119 (with total € 1,555,408)
Transportation and Energy104 (with total € 78,365,570)
Accomodation and Hospitalty65 (with total € 22,490,048)
Real Estate60 (with total € 2,601,831)
Statistics: Highest individual fines (Top 10)
The following statistics shows the highest individual fines imposed to date per data controller (only top 10 fines).

Controller Sector Country Fine [€] Type of Violation Date
1Meta Platforms Ireland LimitedMedia, Telecoms and BroadcastingIRELAND1200000000Insufficient legal basis for data processing2023-05-12
2Amazon Europe Core S.à.r.l.Industry and CommerceLUXEMBOURG746000000Non-compliance with general data processing principles2021-07-16
3Meta Platforms, Inc.Media, Telecoms and BroadcastingIRELAND405000000Non-compliance with general data processing principles2022-09-05
4Meta Platforms Ireland LimitedMedia, Telecoms and BroadcastingIRELAND390000000Non-compliance with general data processing principles2023-01-04
5TikTok LimitedMedia, Telecoms and BroadcastingIRELAND345000000Non-compliance with general data processing principles2023-09-01
6Meta Platforms Ireland LimitedMedia, Telecoms and BroadcastingIRELAND265000000Insufficient technical and organisational measures to ensure information security2022-11-25
7WhatsApp Ireland Ltd.Media, Telecoms and BroadcastingIRELAND225000000Insufficient fulfilment of information obligations2021-09-02
8Google LLCMedia, Telecoms and BroadcastingFRANCE90000000Insufficient legal basis for data processing2021-12-31
9Facebook Ireland Ltd.Media, Telecoms and BroadcastingFRANCE60000000Insufficient legal basis for data processing2021-12-31
10Google Ireland Ltd.Media, Telecoms and BroadcastingFRANCE60000000Insufficient legal basis for data processing2021-12-31