Irish Regulator Fines Facebook $277 Million for Leak of Half a Billion Users' Data

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Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) has levied fines of €265 million ($277 million) against Meta Platforms for failing to safeguard the personal data of more than half a billion users of its Facebook service, ramping up privacy enforcement against U.S. tech firms. Then earlier this March, the DPC followed it by issuing fines of €17 million for a number of security issues that led to 12 different data breach notifications between June 7 and December 4, 2018, and exposed the information of up to 30 million Facebook users. This included the personal information associated with 533 million users of the social media platform, including their phone numbers, dates of birth, locations, email addresses, gender, marital status, account creation date, and other profile details.

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