Meta was hit with a 1.2 billion euro ($1.3 billion) fine by the lead EU privacy regulator over its handling of user information.
The fine was issued by Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner after the tech company Meta continued to transfer data to the United States after being sanctioned by a US court in 2020.
Meta was hit with a record 1.2 billion euro ($1.3 billion) fine by its lead privacy regulator in the European Union for its handling of user information and given five months to stop transferring users’ data to the United States https://t.co/2ngOnYw4Xn pic.twitter.com/tX4bMPDf4f
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Meta said in a statement that it will appeal the ruling, including the “unjustified and unnecessary fine that “sets a dangerous precedent for countless other companies.” It will also seek a stay of the suspension orders through the courts.