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The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ushered in a new era of data privacy, raising the bar for the protection of personal data and information. It has quickly become the gold standard and a model for other countries drafting or enhancing their existing data privacy laws.Tougher data privacy laws have gone in effect in…

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ushered in a new era of data privacy, raising the bar for the protection of personal data and information. It has quickly become the gold standard and a model for other countries drafting or enhancing their existing data privacy laws.Tougher data privacy laws have gone in effect in some of the most populous countries around the world. Brazil ushered in its version of the GDPR by passing the General Data Protection Law (LGPD) providing fundamental privacy rights to its data subjects. In the United States, this past November, California approved the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) that will strengthen consumer rights and data protection beyond the current law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). And 2021 has already witnessed additional states following suit with both Virginia and, most recently, Colorado passing comprehensive privacy legislation.To read this article in full, please click here
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Amazon Hit with Record EU Data Privacy Fine

Amazon has been hit with a record US$886.6 million European Union fine for processing personal data in violation of the bloc’s GDPR rules, as privacy regulators take a more aggressive position on enforcement.The Luxembourg National Commission for Data Protection imposed the fine on Amazon in a …

Amazon has been hit with a record US$886.6 million European Union fine for processing personal data in violation of the bloc’s GDPR rules, as privacy regulators take a more aggressive position on enforcement.The Luxembourg National Commission for Data Protection imposed the fine on Amazon in a …
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Amazon fined $887 million for GDPR privacy violations

The Luxembourg National Commission for Data Protection made the decision on July 16.

The Luxembourg National Commission for Data Protection made the decision on July 16.
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EU hits Amazon with record-breaking $887M GDPR fine over data misuse

Luxembourg’s National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) has hit Amazon with a record-breaking €746 million ($887 million) GDPR fine over the way it uses customer data for targeted advertising purposes. Amazon disclosed the ruling in an SEC filing on Friday in which it slammed the decision as baseless and added that it intended to defend…

Luxembourg’s National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) has hit Amazon with a record-breaking €746 million ($887 million) GDPR fine over the way it uses customer data for targeted advertising purposes.

Amazon disclosed the ruling in an SEC filing on Friday in which it slammed the decision as baseless and added that it intended to defend itself “vigorously in this matter.”

“Maintaining the security of our customers’ information and their trust are top priorities,” an Amazon spokesperson said in a statement. “There has been no data breach, and no customer data has been exposed to any third party. These facts are undisputed.

“We strongly disagree with the CNPD’s ruling, and we intend to appeal. The decision relating to how we show customers relevant advertising relies on subjective and untested interpretations of European privacy law, and the

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WhatsApp privacy case must be decided in a month, EU watchdog says

The agency, which leads oversight of Facebook because the company’s European headquarters are based in Ireland, has been investigating WhatsApp to see if it complies with transparency obligations specified by EU privacy rules known as GDPR.

The agency, which leads oversight of Facebook because the company’s European headquarters are based in Ireland, has been investigating WhatsApp to see if it complies with transparency obligations specified by EU privacy rules known as GDPR.
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