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Meta fined €390M over GDPR breaches for its ad and data handling practices

05
Jan
2023
Meta fined €390M over GDPR breaches for its ad and data handling practices

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European Union (EU) regulators have found that the way Meta uses targeted advertising across Facebook and Instagram is illegal in the region, and has issued both services with fines totalling €390 million.

A statement(opens in new tab) given by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) claims that the company has three months to change up its advertising practices or face further action.

The DPC rejected the notion that, by signing up to Facebook and Instagram, users agree to receive personalised ads based on their data.

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