Facebook Hit With $18.6 Million GDPR Fine Over 12 Data Breaches in 2018

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The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) on Tuesday slapped Facebook and WhatsApp owner Meta Platforms a fine of €17 million (~$18.6 million) for a series of security lapses that occurred in violation of the European Union’s GDPR laws in the region.

“The DPC found that Meta Platforms failed to have in place appropriate technical and organizational measures which would enable it to readily demonstrate the security measures that it implemented in practice to protect EU users’ data, in the context of the twelve personal data breaches,” the watchdog said in a press release.

The decision follows the regulator’s investigation into 12 data breach notifications it received over the course of a six-month period between June 7 and December 4, 2018.

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