Avast software fined €13.7m for GDPR breach by Czech DPA

31/03/2023 | FACUA

Multinational cybersecurity software company Avast has been fined €13.7 million by the Czech Republic's Data Protection Authority (DPA) for breaches of Articles 58 and 60 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). A complaint filed by the consumer rights organisation FACUA in 2020 alleged the company's illegal collection and sale of user browsing data without their knowledge. Furthermore, users could be identified through private browsing data. 

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