WhatsApp gets €225M fine in Ireland for breaking data protection rules

Facebook-owned WhatsApp was just slapped with a whopping €225 million fine in Ireland, for breaking data protection rules.

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) issued the fine, because WhatsApp Ireland failed to provide necessary data protection information to users and failed to meet is transparency obligations. This is the largest fine ever issued by the DPC and the second largest ever imposed on an organization under the EU’s data protection laws.

The ruling states that WhatsApp: failed to process user data in a lawful, fair and transparent way; failed to provide…

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