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Instagram fined over $400 Million in EU!

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission fined Instagram owner Meta Platforms!

In a large probe that had looked at minors who operated business accounts on the service.

The fine is the second largest yet under the bloc’s GDPR privacy law

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Instagram is being hit with the second-largest European Union privacy fine for allegedly mishandling data about children!

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission said Monday that it fined Instagram owner Meta Platforms Inc. in a long-running investigation that had looked at minors who operated business accounts on the service, potentially exposing more of their contact information than if they operated a personal account.

The Irish data regulator, which leads privacy enforcement in the EU for Meta and other technology companies with European headquarters in Ireland, said it has finalized the decision including the fine after incorporating changes ordered by a body representing all of the bloc’s privacy regulators, and planned to publish it next week.

Meta said the decision related to old settings it had updated more than a year ago, and that it plans to appeal the calculation of the fine.


source: Washington Post/Euraktiva