Jul 30, 2021

Amazon hit with $886m fine for alleged data breach

Amazon has been hit with an $886.6m fine for allegedly breaking European Union data protection laws. A spokeswoman told the BBC there had been "No data breach". The EU's General Data Protection Regulation rules requires companies to seek people's consent before using their personal data or face steep fines. The Luxembourg data protection authority, also known as Commission Nationale pour la Protection des Données, issued the fine to Amazon on 16 July, according to a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing by the company on Friday. "There has been no data breach, and no customer data has been exposed to any third party. These facts are undisputed."

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