The Bavarian Data Protection Office announced that it has imposed a fine  of tens of thousands of euros on the seller and the buyer of a Bavarian company (online shop) for breaching customers’ privacy rights. Thomas Kranig, the Office President, said that in the course of asset deals customers’ personal data was often being sold under breach of privacy law and that the Bavarian Office is going to impose fines also in further suitable cases in order to improve sensitivity on this issue. The Bavarian Office reminded that fines can amount to €300,000.

Bavarian Data Protection Office announcement (PDF) (in German)