WhatsApp fined $267M for breaking EU data privacy rules

Did you know Neural is taking the stage this fall? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your online ticket now! The EU’s data watchdogs are starting to flex their muscles. Weeks after Amazon was fined a record €746 (886M) for breaching GDPR rules, WhatsApp has been hit with the regime’s second-highest penalty. The €225m ($267m) fine was issued by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC). The body is Europe’s lead authority for WhatsApp owner Facebook, which has its EU headquarters in Ireland. The DPC said that WhatsApp had infringed…

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