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Europe Data Protection Digest | Austrian DPA fines postal service over data disclosure allegation; Italy's DPA issues 3M euro fine Related reading: EU, US launch competition policy cooperation

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  • The Austrian Data Protection Authority issued a fine of 9.5 million euros to the Austrian Post, alleging it has not enabled data protection inquiries via email. The postal service said it will take legal action against the decision.
  • Italy’s DPA, The Garante, issued a 3.2 million euro fine against television platform Sky Italia over processing data for promotional purposes. The decision follows an investigation after dozens of individuals reported receiving unwanted phone calls promoting services offered by Sky Italia.
  • The Russian Office of the Federal Antimonopoly Service for Moscow fined telecommunications operator PJSC Megafon 500,000 rubles for an alleged violation of advertising legislation. Including previous fines, the OFAS said the total amount imposed on PJSC Megafon for alleged violations is almost 2.5 million rubles.
  • A man was fined under the U.K. General Data Protection Regulation after his Amazon Ring doorbell system captured data on his neighbor. Amazon has since responded, issuing a statement asking product owners to "respect their neighbors' privacy and comply with any applicable laws."
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