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Irish regulator fines Meta €17m for data breach

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March 15, 2022

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s data regulator said on Tuesday it would fine Facebook parent company meta platforms 17 million euros ($18.7 million) after an investigation into 12 data breach reports the regulator received in 2018.

The country’s data protection commissioner said he found that “meta-platforms have not implemented adequate technical and organizational measures that would allow them to implement the security measures they have implemented in practice to protect EU users’ data without.” Further evidence”.

Ireland regulates Meta and a number of other major US internet giants as their European Union headquarters are located in the country.

The data protection officer, who leads a series of ongoing investigations into Meta, last year fined the WhatsApp subsidiary €225 million for failing to comply with EU data rules in 2018.

A spokesperson for Meta said it would “carefully review Tuesday’s decision,” adding that its “processes are evolving.”

“This fine is about recording practices from 2018 that we (have) since updated, not a failure to protect people’s information,” the spokesman said.

($1 = 0.9103 euros)

(Reporting by Graham Fahy and Conor Humphries; Editing by David Goodman)

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