Amazon was fined 746 million euros ($880 million) by Luxembourg authorities over allegations the enormous on-line retailer flouted the EU’s information safety guidelines, Amazon stated Friday.
The advantageous was issued July 16 by the Luxembourg Nationwide Fee for Knowledge Safety following its dedication that “Amazon’s processing of personal data did not comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation,” Amazon stated in a securities submitting.
“We believe the CNPD’s decision to be without merit and intend to defend ourselves vigorously in this matter,” the corporate added.
The SEC doc supplied no particulars, however Amazon was sued by a European shopper group claiming private information was collected for advert focusing on with out permission.
It was the newest case of US tech companies being hit with violations of the EU information safety regulation generally known as GDPR.
Amazon final 12 months was fined 35 million euros by French authorities for failing to observe legal guidelines on browser “cookies” that observe customers. Google was hit with a advantageous of 100 million euros for related violations.
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