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Data protection

Amazon and national privacy agency going to court



Amazon will argue on Friday for temporary measures to be put in place until the appeal against the CNPD's sanction is decided. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Amazon will argue on Friday for temporary measures to be put in place until the appeal against the CNPD's sanction is decided. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Amazon and the National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) will meet at the bar of the administrative court this Friday 26 November at 9.30am.

At the end of July, it was reported that the national privacy watchdog had imposed a record fine of €746m on Amazon for illegally collecting and using its users' data.

The American tech giant, whose European activities are run from Luxembourg--which explains why the procedure is taking place here--and the data protection agency will meet at the bar of the administrative court this Friday at 9.30am for a request for an interim measure, a preliminary step to the appeal that Amazon had indicated it wanted to file.

In a first reaction this summer, Amazon stressed not only that it had participated in all stages of the procedure, but also that it had not exposed any of its customers' data, deeming the sanction extremely excessive.

The CNPD had not communicated the decision--the law prevents it from doing so--but confirmed, at the beginning of August, the sanction that appeared in the financial report of the American company.

This story was first published in French on Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.