Facebook's WhatsApp Hit With $266 Million GDPR Fine

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) , Governance & Risk Management , Privacy

Transparency Shortfalls Cited, as WhatsApp Accused of Not Revealing Data Sharing Doug Olenick (DougOlenick) • September 3, 2021    

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has fined WhatsApp 225 million euros ($267 million) after finding that it violated the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation by failing to disclose to users how their data was being shared with parent company Facebook.

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In addition to the fine, the 266-page decision by the DPC, which enforces GDPR compliance in Ireland, orders WhatsApp to bring its processing into compliance by implementing eight remedial actions within the next three months.

WhatsApp says it will appeal the decision, which follows a three-year investigation by the DPC. WhatsApp contends that the fine is “out of step

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