​Discord fined $830K for GDPR lapses


Discord, a popular communication service primarily utilized by the video game community, was assessed a fine of 800,000 euros (U.S. $829,000) by the French data protection authority for multiple violations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) related to safeguarding user data.

The CNIL announced the penalty Thursday following an investigation into the U.S. company’s compliance with the GDPR. The probe uncovered a handful of requirements under the data privacy law that were not being met. The CNIL noted that Discord addressed each deficiency.

“The amount of the fine was decided regarding the breaches identified, the number of people concerned, but also taking into account the efforts made by the company throughout the procedure to reach compliance and the fact that its business model is not based on the exploitation of personal data,” the regulator said.

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