GDPR: Amazon faces $886 mn penalty for processing personal data

European Union has imposed a penalty of $886.6 million or 746 million euros on e-commerce major Amazon for processing personal data in violation of the GDPR rules.
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The Luxembourg National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) has imposed the fine on Amazon in a July 16 decision, the US-based online selling platform disclosed in a regulatory filing on Friday.

Amazon will appeal the fine, according to a company spokesperson. The e-commerce giant said in the filing it believed CNPD’s decision was without merit, Reuters reported.

EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, requires companies to seek people’s consent before using their personal data or face steep fines.

In December, France’s data privacy watchdog handed out its biggest ever fine of 100 million euros or $118.82 million to Google for breaching the nation’s rules on online advertising trackers.

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