Amazon was recently fined $886 million for EU data privacy. The Luxembourg National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) imposed the fine on Amazon Europe in a July 16 decision, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing. Amazon further stated that they strongly disagree with the CNPD’s ruling, and intended to appeal against it. In 2019, Google was fined a GDPR penalty of €50 million.
The penalty stems from the 2018 complaint by French privacy rights group La Quadrature du Net, to ensure Big Tech companies don’t use consumer data to manipulate their behavior for political or commercial purposes. It was filed on behalf of more than 10,000 customers and alleged that Amazon manipulates customers for commercial means by choosing what advertising and information they receive. The complaint also targeted Apple, Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the strictest privacy and security law in the world. The regulation was put into effect on May 25, 2018. While it has been in effect for a while, complying to its 99 Articles and 173 Recitals of the Regulation could be difficult as seen with the case with the tech majors. The GDPR has inspired other legislations, such as Brazil’s LGPD to the CCPA in California. Hence compliance is critical for businesses around the world.
kandi collection on GDPR Compliance Solutions showcases popular open source libraries that help you in achieving GDPR compliance. The use cases span across frameworks and checklists, data scanners, and compliance toolkits. Do not construe this as legal advice.