South Korean authorities have fined American companies Google and Meta* Platforms for millions of dollars for violating privacy laws. About that writes Reuters news agency, citing data from the local industry regulator.
The Personal Information Protection Commission said in a statement that Google was fined 69.2 billion won ($50 million) and Meta* – by 30.8 billion won ($22 million). Official representatives of Google have not yet commented on this topic. meta representative* expressed disagreement with the regulator’s position on the matter and announced the company’s intention to challenge this decision in court.
“We respect the Commission’s decision but are confident that we are working with our clients in accordance with the law and following the processes mandated by local regulations. We therefore disagree with the Commission’s decision and will examine all options, including going to court.”– indicates the source of the meta word representative*.
The Commission for the Protection of Personal Data said in a statement that US companies have not properly informed users and obtained their permission to collect and analyze behavioral data. The department believes that Google and Meta* this data is collected and processed in order to show users personalized advertising based on their interests.
* It is included in the list of public associations and religious organizations for which the court made a final decision to liquidate or ban activities on the grounds provided for in Federal Law No. 114-FZ of July 25. 2002 “On Countering Extremist Activities”.