Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (Meta IE) fined €1.2 billion euros by Irish Data Protection Authority (IE DPA) for violating GDPR.
European Data Protection Board (EDPB) confirms it as the largest General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fine ever.
Fine was imposed for transferring European users' personal data to the U.S. using standard contractual clauses (SCCs) since July 16, 2020.
EDPB considered the data transfer to unlawful and orders Meta to comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Meta IE committed the infringement with the highest degree of negligence. Infringement affects a wide range of categories of personal data.
Meta IE instructed to discontinue unlawful processing and storage of European users' data in the U.S. within six (6) months.
IE DPA instructed Meta IE to compliance with Chapter V of GDPR and take necessary steps to protect European users' personal data.
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