WhatsApp Fined a Record €225m for GDPR Violations

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WhatsApp Fined a Record €225m for GDPR Violations

WhatsApp has been hit by a record €225m fine by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) for failing to discharge GDPR transparency obligations.

The DPC made the announcement today following the conclusion of an investigation that began in December 2018. This examined whether the popular messaging app “has discharged its GDPR transparency obligations with regard to the provision of information and the transparency of that information to both users and non-users of its service.”

This includes information provided to data subjects about the processing of information between WhatsApp and other Facebook companies.

The DPC submitted its draft decision to other data protection authorities (DPAs) across the EU under Article 60 of the GDPR in December 2020, receiving objections to its proposed actions by eight DPAs. As no consensus could be found, the dispute resolution process under Article 65 of GDPR was triggered on June

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