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Meta Slapped With $19 Million Fine for EU Data Law Breaches

  • Probe found Meta failed to prevent several 2018 data breaches
  • Meta in response to findings says it’s updated its procedures
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Meta Platforms Inc. was fined 17 million euros ($19 million) for violating the European Union’s privacy rules by failing to prevent a series of data breaches on its Facebook platform in 2018.

The Irish Data Protection Commission, the lead EU privacy watchdog for Meta, said it found that Facebook “failed to have in place appropriate technical and organizational measures.”