Monday, 20 September 2021 12:09 GMT

Amazon fined with USD886m fine for data rule violation

(MENAFN) Amazon has been penalized with an USD886.6m (£636m) fine for supposedly breaching European Union data security regulations.

The fine was released by Luxembourg's National Commission for Data Protection, which accused the tech firm's dispensation of personal data did not abide by EU rule.

Amazon revealed that it believed the fine to be "without merit", noting that it would defend itself "vigorously".
A spokesperson told the BBC there had been "no data breach".

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws obliges firms to request people's consent before using their personal data or face sharp fines.

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