Top 20 Government-imposed Data Privacy Fines Worldwide, 1999-2014

Rank/Fined entity Amount of fines and penalties Year Country Privacy principles violated
1. Apple $32.5M 2014 U.S. Choice and Consent
2. Google $22.5M 2012 U.S. Collection
3. Google $17M 2013 U.S. Collection and Notice
4. ChoicePoint $15M 2006 U.S. Security
5. Hewlitt-Packard $14,5M 2006 U.S. Collection
6. LifeLock $12M 2010 U.S. Accuracy, Security
7. TJ Maxx $9.8M 2009 U.S. Security
8. Dish Network $6M 2009 U.S. Choice and Consent
9. DirecTV $5.3M 2005 U.S. Choice and Consent
10. HSBC $5M 2009 UK Security
11. US Bancorp $5M 1999-2000 U.S. Disclosure
12. Craftmatic $4.3 2007 U.S. Choice and Consent
13. Cignet Health $4.3M 2011 U.S. Access
14. Barclays Bank $3.8M 2013 U.S. Use and Retention
15. Certegy Check Services $3.5M 2013 U.S. Accuracy
16. Playdom $3M 2011 U.S. Collection and Notice
17. The Broadcast Team $2.8M 2007 U.S. Collection
18. Equifax, TransUnion and Experian $2.5M 2000 U.S. Access
19. CVS Caremark $2.3M 2009 U.S. Security and Disposal
20. Norwich Union Life $1.8M 2007 UK Disclosure

 

This data accompanies the article, U.S. takes the gold in doling out privacy fines by Jay Cline, CIPP/US