Klarna Faces Probe Over Data Protection Concerns

The Swedish Data Protection Authority (DPA) has launched a review into payments giant Klarna’s processing of its customers’ data, citing concerns raised by users.

The regulator said it would assess how the company handles its customers’ personal data, stating that “the review takes place after the authority has read the company's data protection policy and has received several complaints from individuals against Klarna”.

The announcement comes on the heels of the authority’s supervisory plan for the coming year, in which it relayed its intention to focus on payments firms, among other sectors, and whether the depth and quantity of data which they hold on consumers is legitimate.

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