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Amazon’s Record-Setting Privacy Fine: What You Need to Know

Last month Amazon was hit with the highest personal data fine to date. A whopping $886.6 million (746 million euros) fine was levied against the corporation by the European Union fine for processing personal data in violation of the bloc's GDPR rules. This action foreshadows a privacy climate in which enforcement will be the norm, trending away from the spotty enforcement of the past.

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Key regulations: The GDPR + CCPA

It would be an understatement to say that data privacy regulations made a big impact in 2018 and 2019.

 

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), enforceable after May 25, 2018, was the world first comprehensive data privacy regulation. But, it was just the beginning. Many other regulations have followed, but perhaps the next most impactful is the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) which was signed just one month later.

 

Want to dive deep into the details?

Follow these handy links to find the actual text of each full regulation:

- The GDPR 

- The CCPA

There you can read the original regulation with detailed information regarding each of the articles.

 

Want to compare the differences?

DataGuidance and the Future of Privacy Forum published a handy guide that compares and contrasts the GDPR vs the CCPA. It details things like differences in scope, definitions, legal basis, rights and enforcement. Read up:

- GDPR vs CCPA

 

Have fun, you privacy nut, you.

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