Meta received a 1.2 billion euro fine by the European commission for the protection of user data: the company would have violated the EU privacy legislation – the GDPR. The European body has already fined half five times, but this one is particularly steep.
Meta fined €1.2bn for violating privacy laws
Metathe company that owns social networks Facebook e Instagramreceived a fine of 1.2 billion euros from Data Protection Commission (DPC). This is the Irish body that deals with privacy and represents the European Union in this area.
The fine comes because the American company would have violated the European Union’s general regulation on data protection (known as GDPR). In particular, allegedly transferred the personal data of European users to the United States.
This is the Fifth time the DPC fines Meta for breaking the GDPR: the last time was in January, with a fine of 390 million euros. Meta appealed against all the fines and suspended them pending judgement. At the moment, therefore, she has not yet paid: but the figure obtained by adding up the various fines is more than a billion.
Mark Zuckerberg’s company has been trying to find solutions on the GDPR with Europe for some time now with limited results. It remains to be seen what the judges will think of the fines decided by the European regulators. We will keep you posted.