A children's privacy complaint that dates back to 2021 has resulted in a major GDPR fine for TikTok. The issue largely centers on the "Family Pairing" feature introduced in 2020 which had no real verification process ensuring that the linked parent account actually belonged to a parent.
For every day that Meta remains out of compliance during the 90-day period, it will be assessed the equivalent of $100,000. The fine period would run until the end of October, and should Meta be out of compliance for the full duration it would end up paying a total of $9 million.
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.
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.
A new record for GDPR fines has been set as the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) is requiring Meta to pay $1.3 billion for its international data transfers related to the dissolution of the Privacy Shield framework.
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.
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.
Spanish data protection authority AEPD called the two infringements that led to the GDPR fine "very serious." Both relate to Google's transfer of EU citizen data to the US.
Facebook’s new €17 million GDPR fine stems from a failure to demonstrate that adequate security measures were in place to prevent the data breaches in 2018.