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Facebook has been fined by the Irish regulator for violating privacy laws

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            Ireland’s privacy watchdog penalised Facebook’s parent company, Meta, 17 million euros (about $19 million) for breaking European privacy rules.

The Data Protection Commission has been examining how Meta Platforms Inc. complied with the General Data Protection Regulation obligations in how it handled personal data in twelve data breach reports between June and December 2018.

The agency stated on Tuesday that it discovered Meta did not have the necessary safeguards in place to demonstrate that it could secure the data of EU users.

“We take data GDPR requirements seriously and will carefully examine this option as our procedures improve”. It has probed Meta for a variety of data and privacy violations and penalised the company’s WhatsApp messaging service 225 million euros, or $267 million at the time, for another GDPR infringement in September. Under GDPR, the Irish regulator oversees cross-border data protection claims for large technology businesses with European headquarters in Dublin.

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