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Meta Hit With $1.3B Record-Breaking Fine for GDPR Violations

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May
2023
Meta Hit With $1.3B Record-Breaking Fine for GDPR Violations

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Meta, owner of Facebook and Instagram, has been fined $1.3 billion (€1.2 billion) for violating the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the Irish Data Protection Commission, for the transfer of EU users’ personal data to US servers.

This penalty is the biggest that’s been dealt out after the European Union’s strict data privacy policies went into effect in 2016; this fine far surpasses even Amazon’s previously record-breaking $808 million (€746 million) tab in 2021 due to data protection violations.

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