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Facebook hit with vast fine as owner Meta accused of violating people’s privacy

Irish regulator has fined Meta almost a billion euros and still has 13 outstanding inquiries

Andrew Griffin
Monday 28 November 2022 17:29 GMT
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Facebook owner Meta has now been fined almost a billion euros by the Irish data privacy regulator, after its latest significant punishment.

The regulator hit Facebook with a 265 million euro ($277 million) fine on social media giant Facebook on Monday, after a series of data protection problems.

The penalty resulted from an investigation, started in April 2021, related to the discovery of a collated dataset of Facebook personal data that had been made available online. Facebook was also ordered to make a range of corrective measures.

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