According to an investigation by the CNPD that started in 2018, a French privacy rights group called La Quadrature Du Net filed a lawsuit against Amazon. La Quadrature du Net didn’t make any comments regarding Amazon’s $887 million fine. However, Bastien Le Querrec, a member of the Quadrature said that he is pleased with the decision, according to a report by Bloomberg.
“It’s the first step to see a fine that’s dissuasive, but we need to remain vigilant and see if the decision also includes an injunction to correct the infringing behavior,” he reportedly said.
Europe’s watchdogs Europe have all the right to fine companies 4% of their annual global sales under the GDPR.
Amazon posted its third $100 billion quarter in a row on Thursday, with revenue growing by 27% year over year to $113.08 billion.