EU hands Meta $1.3B non-compliance fine and desist order
Ireland’s Data Protection Commission fined Meta $1.3 billion and ordered it to stop transfer of
Facebook data collected on European users to the US. It is one of the most consequential rulings since the General Data Protection (GDPR) law was enacted and is the result of an EU court’s ruling GDPR protection was violated. If upheld, it could affect data related to photos, friend connections and direct messages stored by Facebook. Not surprisingly, Meta plans to appeal. It has a 5-month grace period, so states it won’t currently need to disrupt service.