France’s data protection authority, the CNIL, is warning a pair of smaller companies to clean up their practices to avoid violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, AdExchanger reports. The two companies, Teemo and Fidzup, were cited by the CNIL for gathering and processing geolocation data without user consent. The CNIL is giving the companies three months to improve their practices and prove compliance in order to avoid financial penalties. The audits against the companies took place in 2017, leading some to believe the CNIL wants to use Teemo and Fidzup to teach a larger lesson. “We see this less as Teemo being targeted and more as leverage for the CNIL to clarify what they see as compliance and to provide recommendations for the whole market,” said Teemo’s French Managing Director Alexandra Chiaramonti.
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