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Facebook-WhatsApp you own has been fined € 225 million ($ 267 million) by Irish Data Watchdog for violating EU data privacy regulations.
Irish Data Protection Commission Said on thursday WhatsApp did not fully inform the citizens of the European Union how to process the data.
Regulators said WhatsApp did not tell Europeans how to collect and use personal information and how WhatsApp would share data with Facebook.
A WhatsApp spokeswoman told CNBC that the company will appeal the decision.
“WhatsApp is committed to providing secure and private services,” they said. “We have worked to ensure that the information we provide is transparent and comprehensive, and we will continue to do so.
“I disagree with today’s decision on transparency that I provided to people in 2018, and the penalties are completely disproportionate,” a spokesman added.
WhatsApp fines are the largest fines Irish regulators have given for violating the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
In July Luxembourg data regulator fines Amazon € 746 million for violating the GDPR regulations regarding the use of consumer data in advertising.
Elsewhere Google has been fined € 50 million GDPR Advertising Violations by French Privacy Regulators in 2019.
WhatsApp was fined $ 267 million for violating EU privacy rules
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