Amazon hit with record $888M fine over GDPR violations
Amazon quietly took a big hit earlier this month, as the company was issued the largest ever fine for data protection violations in Europe. On July 16, Luxembourg’s data protection authority told Amazon it would have to pay a penalty of 746 million euros ($888 million) for violating the EU’s strict data protection laws, known as the GDPR.
The fine came from Luxembourg’s CNPD following an investigation into the way Amazon processes customer data, and was revealed in a regulatory filing by the company on Friday, according to Bloomberg. The CNPD hasn’t commented publicly on its decision and didn’t immediately respond to request for comment.