WhatsApp fined 225 million euro by Irish data protection commissioner

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WhatsApp has been hit with a fine of 225 million euros by the data protection commissioner, following an investigation into GDPR practices at the company.

The record fine came after the probe found WhatsApp had breached European Union laws on transparency, and the sharing of user information with other companies owned by Facebook.

It is the second, and largest fine issued by the DPC under the GDPR, after Twitter was hit with a 450,000 euro penalty in 2020 over a security breach.

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