Amazon Hit with $35 Million Fine from French Watchdog for Warehouse Employee Monitoring Tactics

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France’s data privacy watchdog, the CNIL, has fined Amazon’s logistics subsidiary in France €32 million, or $35 million at today’s exchange rate. Again, it’s worth pointing out that the CNIL is listing some data processing wrongdoings. This isn’t a labor case, it’s a data processing case about illegitimate and excessive monitoring of the warehouse workers. “As implemented, the processing is considered to be excessively intrusive.”According to the French regulator, Amazon uses this performance data to assess the overall performance of its warehouse workers on a weekly basis. The company’s first argument is that Amazon isn’t the only company in the logistics industry using a connected warehouse management system.