Russia Seeks To Fine Google, Meta On Annual Turnover

Russian regulator applies to court to fine US tech giants percentage of annual Russian turnover, over failure to remove “banned…

4 days ago

Clearview AI Faces £17m Fine For ‘Serious’ Data Protection Breaches

American facial recognition firm Clearview AI is facing a possible £17 million fine over “serious breaches” of UK data protection…

1 week ago

Apple, Amazon Fined $225m By Italian Watchdog Over Beat Headphones

Tech giants Apple and Amazon fined by Italian watchdog for anti-competitive behaviour in relation to the sale of Beats headphones…

2 weeks ago

Amazon Fined $500,000 Over Covid Notification Mistakes

California forces Amazon to pay $500,000, alleging it failed to “adequately notify” workers and health authorities about new Covid-19 cases

3 weeks ago

Google Loses Appeal Against EU Antitrust Ruling

Google's appeal against $2.8 billion antitrust fine issued in 2017 after investigation of its price comparison shopping service, has been…

4 weeks ago

Facebook Fined $70 Million By UK’s CMA

After Facebook questions the authority of the British competition watchdog, the CMA fines the social network £50m over Giphy purchase

2 months ago

Facebook Deletes Content Requested By Russia, But Will Still Be Fined

Not quick enough. Russia says Facebook has deleted the content it has requested, but will still be fined for not…

2 months ago

Russian Watchdog Warns Facebook Of Hefty Fine

Facebook warned it faces fine of up to 10 percent of its annual turnover in Russia, for failing to remove…

2 months ago

South Korea Slaps Google With $177m Fine

Antitrust regulator in South Korea has fined Google $177m for blocking customised versions of the Android operating system

3 months ago

WhatsApp Slapped With $267m GDPR Fine For Sharing Data

Ouch. Irish Data Protection Commission hits WhatsApp with an increased fine of 225m euros, due to its handling and processing…

3 months ago

Google Appeals $591m Copyright Fine From French Watchdog

'Disproportionate fine' says Google, as it files appeal against 500 million euros penalty imposed by France’s competition regulator

3 months ago

EU Fines Amazon Record £637m Over Alleged Data Violation

European Union imposes record fine on Amazon over alleged violations of GDPR privacy law relating to advertising data, as company…

4 months ago

Google Ordered To Pay $600m By French Watchdog

Ouch. Copyright dispute over online content in France sees competition regulator impose a 500 million euro (£427m) fine on Google

5 months ago

Google To Pay £189m, And Change Advertising Businesses

Landmark settlement. Google to pay 220m euros (£189m) in order to settle French antitrust charges, and agrees to make changes

6 months ago

Google Fined 100 Million Euros By Italian Antitrust Regulator

Stiff penalty imposed by Italian watchdog over Google's alleged decision to restrict access of one Italian firm to its Android…

7 months ago

Ticketmaster Pays $10m DoJ Fine For Accessing Rival’s Computer

Criminal computer intrusion fine imposed on Ticketmaster by the US DoJ, after it repeatedly accessed computer system of a rival

11 months ago

Online Safety Bill Could Fine Firms 10 Percent Of Turnover

Tech firms faced stiff financial penalties under Government's Online Safety Bill, which looks to impose tough rules on online content

12 months ago

Twitter Fined 450,000 Euros Over Public Tweet Bug

Irish data regulator DPC increases Twitter's GDPR fine for tweeting bug, after watchdogs in Austria, Germany, Italy argued it was…

12 months ago

Google Fined $121 Million By French Watchdog Over Cookies

Stiff financial penalty imposed on Google by French privacy watchdog, which at the time also fined Amazon over advertising cookies

12 months ago

Apple Fined $12 Million In Italy Over Waterproof Claims

Apple fined £9.3 million for 'misleading' Italian consumers over claims about the waterproof nature of its iPhone portfolio

1 year ago

EC Hits Amazon With Competition Rule Violations

European Commission charges Amazon with breaking competition in retail space, but the firm insists consumers have choice

1 year ago

British Airways Hit With Record £20m Fine For Data Breach

Data protection watchdog reconsiders its £183.4 million fine against British Airways for 2018 data breach, and lowers it down to…

1 year ago

Twitter Admits Possible $250m FTC Fine Over Targeted Ads

Filing reveals Twitter is facing a possible fine of up to $250 million for using phone numbers and email address…

1 year ago

France Upholds Record Google Data Protection Fine

French court upholds earlier £45m penalty on Google for failing to obtain Android users' consent to use their personal data…

1 year ago

Apple Fined For Deliberately Slowing Old iPhones

France's fraud watchdog imposes $27 million fine on Apple for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models, but also some very…

2 years ago

Ericsson To Pay $1bn To Settle US Corruption Charges

Ericsson promises to improve ethics after admitting to carrying out corrupt activities over more than a decade, including bribes of…

2 years ago

Facebook Agrees To Pay ICO Cambridge Analytica Fine

“That will be £500,000” please Mr Zuckerberg”, as ICO reveals Facebook has agreed to pay Cambridge Analytica fine

2 years ago

Google Wins Android Phone Maker Backing In EU Antitrust Appeal

Appeal against 4.3 billion euro antitrust fine sees Google gaining valuable support from two phone makers

2 years ago

Google To Pay Up To £165m Fine For YouTube Children’s Privacy Violations

Google's settlement with the FTC to pay $150m to $200m fine was criticised as too low and as 'effectively rewarding'…

2 years ago

Giffgaff Fined £1.4m For Overcharging Millions Of Customers

Billing error meant customers were effectively charged twice after purchasing prepaid bundles of minutes, text messages and data

2 years ago