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French watchdog fines Microsoft €60 million over cookies

French watchdog fines Microsoft €60 million over cookies

French data protection authority CNIL has penalized Microsoft €60 million ($64 million) for forcing advertising cookies on customers. Microsoft received the largest fine imposed by the CNIL this year because it failed to provide users of its Bing search engine with a sufficient way to decline ... Read more

date1 month ago
Google lost its antitrust appeal at Europe’s second-highest court

Google lost its antitrust appeal at Europe’s second-highest court

Alphabet's Google suffered a loss in Europe's second-highest court when it challenged an EU antitrust ruling with a 2.42-billion euro fine. The ruling is a major win for Margrethe Vestager, the EU competition chief. Vestager sanctioned the search giant in 2017 for favouring its own price-compari... Read more

date1 year ago
WhatsApp fined a record 225 million euros over 2018 privacy issue

WhatsApp fined a record 225 million euros over 2018 privacy issue

Facebook's WhatsApp was fined a record $266 million by the Irish data protection regulator on Thursday after pressure from the EU privacy watchdog to raise the penalty for the company's breaches. WhatsApp said the fine was too high and that it would appeal. The Irish fine is significantly less t... Read more

date1 year ago
France wants EU member states to have more power to punish Big Tech

France wants EU member states to have more power to punish Big Tech

France is pushing to expand regulations that will grant European Union member states, the capabilities to punish big tech companies for breaking the law. The changes proposed by France, concern the Digital Services Act, a set of proposed laws that are designed to curb anticompetitive behavior by th... Read more

date2 years ago
GDPR fines increased by 40% last year, but they will get bigger

GDPR fines increased by 40% last year, but they will get bigger

Despite a slow start for the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) two and a half years ago, the fines are starting to grow as the laws begin to gather serious momentum. There are larger fines on the way for non-compliance, according to historical data. In a new report relea... Read more

date2 years ago
UK and Italy account for 59% of GDPR fines collected in 2020

UK and Italy account for 59% of GDPR fines collected in 2020

The data in the GDPR Fines 2020 Report, shows that 171 million euros in GDPR fines were collected in European countries in 2020. The fines were issued between January 1st, 2020, and January 1st, 2021. According to the report by Findbold, Italy accounts for the highest fines with 58.16 million eu... Read more

date2 years ago
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