Tag: fine

Federal, Policy

More Fines Incoming? Google’s Solution to Its EU Antitrust Woes Is ‘Meaningless,’ Rivals Claim

November 22, 2018

Via: Fortune

Google may be in yet more trouble with European antitrust officials over the way it promotes its own comparison-shopping services in relation to rivals. Companies whose complaints led to a record fine for Google say the firm still isn’t complying […]


Fines for being hacked: If a breach is down to bad security it could cost you millions

August 8, 2017

Via: ZDnet

Organisations which provide critical national infrastructure services including electricity, water, energy, transport and healthcare could face fines of £17m or four percent of their global turnover if they fail to protect themselves from cyber attacks. The plan is being considered […]

Policy, State & Local

Wells Fargo employees may have been creating fake accounts since 2005

October 12, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

Wells Fargo employees were creating fake accounts in customers’ names without their authorization as early as 2005, according to a letter obtained by Vice News. The letter comes from a former branch manager at a Washington state-based Wells Fargo Branch […]


Trump hotel chain fined over data breaches

September 26, 2016

Via: CIO

Trump Hotel Collection has arrived at a settlement with New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman over hacks that are said to have led to the exposure of over 70,000 credit card numbers and other personal data. The hotel chain, […]

Federal, Policy

Amazon faces $350k fine for shipping dangerous goods

June 14, 2016

Via: CIO

Amazon faces a $350,000 fine from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration after shipping a corrosive chemical by air, in violation of federal law — the 25th time the company has been found to violate hazardous chemical shipping regulations in two […]


Qualcomm fined in the US over China corruption allegations

March 2, 2016

Via: CIO

Qualcomm has settled charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it hired relatives of Chinese officials who could influence the selection of its mobile technology products in a competitive market. The SEC investigation also found that Qualcomm allegedly […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Microsoft settles lawsuit against Ballmer, Gates, others over browser ballot blunder’s $732M fine

December 7, 2015

Via: CIO

Microsoft on Friday told shareholders that it has settled a lawsuit brought last year against former CEOs Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates, the company’s board of directors and other top executives over a $732 million fine that European Union antitrust […]

State & Local

California fines Uber $7 million for not handing over service data

July 16, 2015

Via: itCurated

California regulators have fined Uber more than US$7.3 million after the company failed to hand over data related to Uber’s operations under an agreement between the state and the company. In 2013, California’s Public Utilities Commission issued regulations for mobile […]


FCC Plans To Hit AT&T With $100 Million Fine Over “Unlimited” Data Plans

June 17, 2015

Via: Lucas Matney

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Wednesday that it plans to fine AT&T, the nation’s second-largest wireless carrier by subscribers, $100 million for misleading consumers about its unlimited mobile data plans. The FCC charges that AT&T throttled data plans for subscribers grandfathered […]