Amazon Could Face $425 million EU Privacy Fine

Amazon faces a potential $425 million fine in Europe after purportedly overstepping security laws, the report says.

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that the data protection commission for Luxembourg, the CNPD, has proposed that Amazon receive what would amount to the “largest-ever fine” under European Union privacy laws.

The case identifies with alleged violations of the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, which is the alliance’s sweeping suite of privacy and data protection laws implemented in 2018.

According to WSJ, the alleged violations were “linked to Amazon’s collection and use of personal data, and isn’t related to its cloud-computing business, Amazon Web Services, one of the people familiar with the matter said.”

Amazon, however, refused to comment regarding the said issue.

GDPR requires companies to seek people’s consent before using their data or face steep fines.

The company has earlier said that the privacy of its clients is their “priority” and it conforms to the law in all nations where it operates.

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