It is not known which violation is the basis of the fine notice. The CNPD is not allowed to comment on this. Also from Amazon as the person responsible, no further statements are known. All that is known so far is that the fine is related to a complaint filed in 2018 by the French civil rights organization “La Quadrature du Net”.
A spokesman for the Amazon company says that there has been no personal data breach. In addition, no data was passed on to third parties. “In terms of how we display relevant advertisements to customers, this decision by the CNPD is based on subjective and unchecked interpretations of European data protection law, and even with this interpretation the intended fine is disproportionate.” Amazon plans to take legal action against the decision.