June 15: Biggest GDPR fines
Since the introduction of Europe's landmark online-privacy law in 2018, companies have faced some hefty penalties.
Published: February 2022
Biggest GDPR fines
In 2018 the European Union introduced a data privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation, which provides European internet users some of the strongest data privacy protections in the world.
The fines for breaching the law are high - a maximum of 20 million euros or 4% of the company’s global revenue, whichever is higher.
Here are the top 5 fines handed out so far:
Amount ($USD millions): 847
Reason: Improper customer data processing.
Amount ($USD millions): 255
Reason: Failure to communicate to users how their data is handled.
Amount ($USD millions): 57
Reason: Failure to disclose to users how data is collected.
Amount ($USD millions): 41
Reason: Shared recorded meetings with rest of company without employee consent.
Amount ($USD millions): 32
Reason: Calling ‘do not call’ contacts.
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