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Ireland fines Meta 390 million for breaching data protection

Date: January 28, 2023 Time: 22:08:52

The management of the data of both Facebook and Instagram has cost Meta Platforms 390 million euros. That is the amount that the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has fined for breaches of the regulation. The DPC is Meta’s main regulator in Europe in terms of data protection, as the parent company for all of the company’s Old Continent operations is Meta Ireland.

Specifically, the Commission has sanctioned the technology giant with 210 million euros for breaches of the general data protection regulation (RGPD) on Facebook and another 180 million for breaches regarding Instagram. Likewise, the regulator has established Meta to comply with the legislation within a maximum period of three months.

The Commission has concluded that, contrary to its obligations, Meta did not “clearly” inform users, that they did not have sufficient knowledge that the processing operations were being carried out with their personal data and for what purposes.

Last November, the company led by Mark Zuckerberg also had to assume another fine from the DPC for a value of 265 million euros for deficiencies in the protection of users’ personal data. In the same way, in September it was sanctioned with 405 million euros for not correctly managing the data of minors on Instagram.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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