Reported Amazon fine of $425m 'biggest test' of GDPR enforcement yet - Adam Chapman quoted in Compliance Week

16 June 2021

Adam Chapman, Partner and head of our Public Law team, has been quoted in Compliance Week following reports that Amazon could be in line for Europe's largest fine for privacy violations over the way it collects personal data and uses it for marketing purposes.

Adam quoted:

The size of the proposed penalty is striking. What is really significant is what happens next."

The outcome of the objections process could lead to clarity about whether the data protection regulators across Europe are now closer to agreeing what an appropriate penalty should be. And, if they are closer, it could provide a good signal to the approach to the level of fines in future cases."

This article was first published by Compliance Week on 15 June 2021 which you can read in full by clicking here.

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About the Author

Adam Chapman is a Partner and Head of our Public Law team. He has nearly 30 years experience as a public lawyer and previously spent most of his career in central government, working at the Treasury Solicitor’s Department and at the Attorney General’s Office.

His data protection work ranges from compliance advice through to advising on responses to information security breaches and appeals against decisions of the ICO. Under the freedom of information regimes he acts both for organisations and individuals seeking to obtain information and public bodies when responding to requests.


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