As part of its priority topic of investigation on commercial prospecting in 2022, the CNIL focused on the practices of professionals in the sector, in particular those who resell data, including many intermediaries in this ecosystem, known as data brokers.
On this occasion, the CNIL decided to initiate investigations into TAGADAMEDIA, which mainly operates online competition sites and product testing websites, through which it collects data from prospects.
On the basis of the findings made during the investigations, the restricted committee – the CNIL body responsible for issuing sanctions – considered that the company had failed to comply with several of its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It imposed a €75,000 fine on TAGADAMEDIA, which was made public. It also ordered the company to implement a data collection form that complies with the requirements of the GDPR within one month, subject to a fine of 1,000 euros per day overd