meta company* They face record penalties for failing to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and for transferring user data from EU citizens to the US without adequate safeguards against access by local authorities.
How writes The register indicates the level of penalty that the Data Protection Commission (DPC) of Ireland will impose on Meta*until announced. According to Bloomberg sources, it could exceed the €746 million fine Amazon imposed in the EU in 2021 for similar breaches of the GDPR.
According to Bloomberg sources, the Irish regulator could also block data transfers to Facebook, in addition to a record fine.* from the EU to the US on the basis of new agreements that have been challenged by the EU’s highest court. We are talking about the Data Privacy Framework (DPF) document, which is intended to guarantee the confidentiality of user data from the EU in return for the Privacy Shield Agreement, which was terminated in 2020.
EU lawmakers say the DPF falls short of GDPR standards because it allows US companies to use EU citizens’ data in ways that are incompatible with European law. In particular, the DPF does not prohibit access to data by electronic intelligence or other intelligence services designed to protect national security.
Therefore, MEPs called on the European Commission not to rule on the adequacy of DPF measures, which would amount to an official acknowledgment by the EU that a country outside the Union is taking adequate data protection measures.
DPC fined Meta twice in 2023*: 390 million euros for the use of personal data for targeted advertising on Facebook* and Instagram* and another 5.5 million euros for violating GDPR regulations when working with personal data of the WhatsApp messenger.
* It is included in the list of public associations and religious organizations for which the court made a final decision to dissolve or prohibit activities on the grounds provided for in Federal Law No. 114-FZ of July 25. 2002 “On Countering Extremist Activities”.