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H&M fined €35m after collecting employees’ private data in “intensive encroachment” of civil rights

October 2, 2020

Via: Charged

H&M has been fined over €35 million for breaching EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws in a landmark ruling.

The Swedish fashion retailer has incurred the largest fine ever to be levied against a single company over GDPR violations since the new laws were imposed in 2018.

The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information launched an investigation into H&M following a data breach in 2019.

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