John Goss and Aaron Moss evaluate the incremental international increase in data litigation
Litigation and regulatory action over data protection continue to generate real risk for data controllers. The recent announcement by Amazon that Luxembourg’s National Commission for Data Protection (‘CNPD’, their equivalent of the Information Commissioner) has imposed a £636m (€746m) fine caused something of a stir, as the largest regulatory fine since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation in 2018. It relates to the processing of customers’ personal data in order to show them advertising, rather than any sort of data breach, though the decision itself has not yet been published. Amazon intends to appeal.
Such a large regulatory fine illustrate...
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