Facebook parent company hit by €17 million fine by Irish regulator
Facebook parent company Meta has been fined €17 million for breaching EU privacy rules.
The fine, imposed by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), comes following an investigation into a series of 12 data breach notifications received by the watchdog between June and December 2018.
In a statement released today, the DPC said that it had found that Meta had infringed EU privacy rules.
The body found that Meta failed to put in place “appropriate technical and organisational measures which would enable it to readily demonstrate the security measures that it implemented in practice to protect EU users’ data”.
The Irish Data Protection Commission is the social network’s lead regulator in Europe.