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Facebook Receives a Fine for the Data Breach It Suffered in 2018 in the EU

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The DPC , the Irish data protection commission, has fined Meta, the company that controls Facebook and Instagram , for a total of 17 million euros. The fine is linked to a series of errors that led to a data breach in 2018. Here are all the details on what was resolved by the Irish commission.

Facebook receives a fine for EU user data breach in 2018

According to what was revealed by the DPC, Facebook (which became Mega for a few months) had the resources and the technical and organizational tools to implement adequate countermeasures to increase the level of security, going to protect user data. The investigation started after a total of 12 data breach notifications received in 2018. The entire press release issued by DPC on the fine received by Facebook for the data breach is available online, via the commission’s official website.

Meta’s clarification

The fine that came following the violation suffered by Facebook in 2018 was commented on by the company. Meta specified that this is a fine linked to data retention practices dating back to 2018 and no longer current. The company confirmed that it has updated its user data protection systems. It should be noted, however, that Meta has not confirmed whether or not it will appeal. More details on the matter could emerge over the next few days.


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