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Facebook Parent Company Fined €390M By Data Watchdog

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A €210m fine has been imposed on Facebook, while Instagram has been hit with a €180m penalty by the DPC

Facebook and Instagram's parent company has been fined by the Data Protection Commissioner.

It relates to two breaches following complaints from May 2018.

This fine totals €390 million for Meta Ireland, and is broken down as €210 million for breaches related to Facebook and 180 million against Instagram.

Complaints were made regarding the day GDPR came into effect on May 2018.

Users of the sites were given a prompt to accept new terms of service before the legislation came into effect.

It wouldn't be accessible to users if they didn't accept the terms.

The DPC has also directed Meta Ireland to bring data processing operations into compliance within three months.

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