Meta hit with record-breaking $1.three billion effective over Fb knowledge transfers to the US

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Meta has been hit with a record-breaking $1.three billion effective (€1.2 billion) by EU knowledge regulators, and ordered to cease transferring the Fb knowledge of EU residents to the US. EU courts consider such knowledge transfers expose EU residents to privateness violations — a criticism that stems again to 2013 and revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden about US mass surveillance applications.

The ruling was made by Eire’s Information Safety Fee (DPC), which stated that that the present authorized framework for knowledge transfers to the US “didn’t deal with the dangers to the elemental rights and freedoms” of Fb’s EU customers and violated GDPR. The effective exceeds the earlier EU file of €746 million levied towards Amazon in 2021 for comparable privateness violations….

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