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EUROPEAN UNION FINED AMAZON

EUROPEAN UNION FINED AMAZON

Context

At Amazon.com Inc., the European Union has fined $ 886.6 million or 746 million euros. This penalty is levied for processing personal information in violation of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

About the Fine Imposed:

  • The Luxembourg National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) levied it on Amazon Europe Core.
  • The CNPD alleges that Amazon has cracked down on user data to show what ads and information they receive.
  • The complaint was filed against Amazon by 10,000 people according to the EU's GDPR which requires companies to obtain public consent before using their personal information or facing penalties.

Amazon’s Take:

  • Amazon has decided to challenge the fine.

Amazon:

  • It is an American multinational technology company that focuses on e-commerce, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and digital streaming.
  • It is one of the Big 5 companies in the U.S. information technology industry, along with Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook.

European Union:

  • It is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe.
  • It is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

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