Meta's WhatsApp subsidiary fined 5.5 million euros

The Irish watchdog has fined Meta 1.3 billion euros to date
26 January 2023

Meta's WhatsApp subsidiary was fined 5.5 million euros last week by Ireland's Data Privacy Commissioner (DPC), its lead EU privacy regulator, for an additional breach of the bloc's privacy laws.

The Irish watchdog, fined WhatsApp 225 million euros in September 2021 for breaches that occurred in May 2018, the same period of time as the complaint dealt with on Thursday. WhatsApp is in the process of appealing that fine through the Irish courts.

The regulator has fined Meta 1.3 billion euros to date and has 10 other inquiries open into its services.

- CyberBeat


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