News Irish regulator Meta, owner of the social network Facebook, has fined a record €1.2 billion for breaching European data protection rules.
The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) found that Meta continued Unlawful transfer of users’ personal data from the European Union to the United States. Meta plans to appeal this decision. This fine represents the highest penalty ever imposed by the European data protection regulator. Meta will have to suspend data transfers to the US within five months and comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) within six months.
This record fine is a serious blow to the Mita you are facing A series of sanctions in Europe recent months. In January, the group was handed heavy penalties for misusing personal data for advertising purposes, followed by a fine in March for its violation General Data Protection Regulation with The WhatsApp. These measures are part of the context of enhanced controls and legal action against tech giants, both in Europe and the United States, demonstrating increased vigilance with regard to the protection of privacy and user data.
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