Ireland “Meta has broken privacy regulations”…imposition of a fine
Facebook’s parent company Meta was fined 370 billion won in Ireland. This is the second fine in Ireland this year alone.
According to Reuters on the 28th (local time), the Irish Data Protection Committee (DPC) imposed a fine of 265 million euros, saying that Meta leaked personal information of 533 million Facebook users from May 2018 to September 2019.
In April last year, media reports revealed that the personal information of many Facebook users was leaked to hackers. The names, phone numbers, locations, and birthdays of Facebook users in more than 100 countries were posted on online bulletin boards mainly used by hackers. In response, Meta explained, “We corrected the problem in 2019.”
Meanwhile, in September, DPC fined Meta 45 million euros. This is because they did not properly manage youth personal information on Instagram.
In addition, last year, WhatsApp, run by Meta, fined Facebook for failing to provide details on how to share data for users of the European Union (EU) and individual data violations of data. Meta has been fined 1 billion euros over the past 18 months.