Meta fined 265m euros over massive Facebook data leak

Facebook is no stranger to fines when it comes to inadequate protection of its users’ personal data. But the case, recently settled by the Data Protection Commission (DPC), the Irish body responsible for regulating social networks and apps, is rarely on an even scale. Back in time, more precisely in 2021.

At the beginning of the year, we learned that the phone numbers of Facebook’s 533 million users (all the same) were put up for sale on Telegram within pirated networks. Ironically, a few months later, the social network admits that it had been made aware of the flaw that allowed this massive data leak since 2019 and has decided not to tell anyone. A decision the band has paid a high price for today.

Ireland fined Meta 266m euros

DPC has just announced that it is seeking a fine of 265 million dollars against Meta in this case. After more than a year of investigation, the Irish equivalent of CNIL justified this penalty, considering that the company had therefore failed to comply with its European GDPR commitments. DPC is particularly committed to forcing Meta to comply with this regulation by declaring at least 3 sanctions against the company in 2022 alone.

In March, the agency fined Meta an initial €18m for exposing the personal data of 30 million users, followed by a second fine of €387m last September for the company’s suspicious use of data from its underage users.

“We made changes to our systems during that period, including removing the ability to run our features in this way using phone numbers.”It provides a spokesperson for the commodity.

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