Amazon has announced that it has been fined 746 million euros in Luxembourg for non-compliance with European regulations on the private data of Internet users. The American group intends to appeal.
In a stock market document published on July 30, the Amazon company announced that the Luxembourg Data Protection Commission (CNPD) had affirmed that the processing of data by Amazon did not comply with Union regulations. European.
A “baseless” conviction, said the group in this document, expressing in a separate statement its willingness to appeal. “There was no data leak, and no customer data was exposed to any third party,” adds the group.
Amazon had already been sentenced at the end of 2020 to a fine of 35 million euros by the French equivalent of the CNPD, the Cnil, for non-compliance with the legislation on cookies, advertising tracers. Google was then also fined 100 million euros.
The Gafams are regularly criticized for the way they use the personal data of their users.
Brussels tried to bring order by imposing in 2018 its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which stipulates that companies must seek the consent of citizens when they claim their personal data, inform them of the use that will be done and allow them to delete the data. Violations are punishable by heavy fines.
According to the new European regulation on digital services, platforms will no longer be able to use data collected through several services to target a user against their will. They will also have to provide client companies with access to the data they generate.
Outside of Europe, the American justice validated in 2020 a fine of 5 billion dollars imposed on Facebook for failing to protect personal data.