The GDPR fine was sparked by a round of media reports in early 2021 documenting how the personal data of over 530 million Facebook users was left open to data scraping for an extended period thanks to faults in certain tools.
One of the world's largest adtech companies is facing a €40 million GDPR fine over failure to collect proper consent for personal information processing. Criteo's targeted advertising program was also cited for transparency and right of access shortcomings.
Underage Instagram users were opting to ignore privacy settings and work around them by opening business accounts, leading to a GDPR fine of €405 Million by the Irish DPC.
A complaint about the company's data access request process is set to cost Spotify €5 million in fines, though it took four years of wrangling to determine that a GDPR violation took place.
Massive data leak (handed over to German business newspaper Handelsblatt) reportedly contains troves of customer payment information, employee personal information, and customer safety complaints about the automated driving functions of Tesla vehicles.
At a proposed value of £183 million, British Airways is facing the highest record of GDPR fines, Britain's DPA is making it clear that companies should protect customers’ data or be ready to pay.
Mayor's office of Lisbon has been handed a $1.4 million fine by the country's data protection commission for providing the personal data of activists and organizers to foreign diplomats, including Russia’s foreign ministry.
A UK GDPR fine that would have cost Clearview AI £7.5 million fine has been overturned, as an appeals court found that lead regulator ICO was outside of its jurisdiction in penalizing the foreign facial recognition firm.
Twitter will pay a GDPR fine of €450,000 (about $546,000) in the first EU cross-border enforcement action brought against a tech giant.
Both breach notifications and GDPR fines have increased in the past year, however, survey has shown a striking disparity in the number of data breaches reported among EU member nations.