Payment Initiators On Notice As Lithuania Acts On Data Overreach

A firm in Lithuania has become the first to be fined by the fintech hub for reaping too much customer data while carrying out payment initiation, highlighting the risk of collision between data-intensive business models and the EU’s thick privacy rulebook.

Late last week, the Lithuanian State Data Inspectorate imposed a €61,500 fine on MisterTango, a payment initiation service provider (PISP), for collecting data that the regulator considered “excessive”.

The company was deemed to be in violation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

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