Meta fined $1.3B for violating EU GDPR data transfer rules on privacy

Meta has been fined $1.3 billion (€1.2 billion) by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) for violating the terms of the EU’s GDPR by continuing to transfer EU users’ data to the US without adequate safeguards.

Meta has failed to “address the risks to the fundamental rights and freedoms” of Facebook’s European users, the DPC said in a statement. In addition to the fine, Meta has been given five months to stop the transfer of Facebook data to the US via so-called standard contractual clauses (SCCs).

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