Irish Data Protection Commission Fines Meta Again

This one, roughly $275 million, was for the exposure of personal data from more than 530 million Facebook users

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Meta was hit with a fine of 265 million euros (roughly $275 million) by the Irish Data Protection Commission, the company’s lead regulator for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, over an incident last year in which personal data from more than 530 million Facebook users was exposed online.

The DPC also imposed a range of corrective measures.

The regulator fined Meta $402 million in September for violations of the EU’s privacy laws protecting children online, including the default setting being set to public for users 13 through 17 and letting people that age operate business accounts, which reveal their email addresses and phone numbers.



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