Microsoft has published a declaration today saying the the company will take a charge of approximately $425 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023 as a provision in order to prevent the payment of a fine propposed by the Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC) by findings on Likedin targetted advertising practices were not complying with the GDPR. The preliminary Draft Decission (still not made public) was communicated to Microsoft by the IDPC on April 2023.
Microsoft will answer the IDPC and oppose to the basis on what the IDPC cloncludes Linkedin is not complying with the GDPR and to the amount of the fine.
After receiving a final decision, in case this decission mantains the fine and the already communicated conclussions Microsoft will consider all legal options and intends to defend itself vigorously in this matter.
There is no set timeline as to when the IDPC will issue a final decision, points the company.
In 2018, the Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC) began investigating a complaint against LinkedIn (and other companies) as to whether LinkedIn’s targeted advertising practices violated the recently implemented the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Microsoft cooperated throughout the period of inquiry.
Image over the headline.- Satya Nadella (CEO Microsoft). Image, by courtesy of Microsoft.
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