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Spotify Fined for Breaching Data Rules

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A Music streaming giant Spotify,  was on Tuesday fined $5.4 million for not properly informing users on how data collected on them was being used.

The Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection IMY, said it had reviewed how Spotify handles customers’ right of access to their personal data.

The regulator noted that under the rules of the European data protection act GDPR, users have a right to know what data a company has about an individual and how that data is being used.

The Authority said that while Spotify did hand out the data it had when requested by an individual, it said the company had not been sufficiently specific as to how that data was being used

 

Written by: Helen Obih

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