Meta faces large fine for breaching children’s privacy on Instagram service
Facebook owner Meta Platforms is facing a potentially large fine for violating children’s privacy on its Instagram service, months after the company set aside hundreds of millions of euro to cover the cost of regulatory inquiries.
The proposed fine from Irish data regulator Helen Dixon is the first relating to breaches of children’s data rights in a cross-border investigation since she took on pan-European powers in 2018 to enforce the EU’s new privacy regime.
Efforts to settle the row over Instagram are now under way at the European Data Protection Board, the Brussels-based body responsible for GDPR compliance in the EU and certain non-EU countries.
Source: Meta faces large fine for breaching children’s privacy on Instagram service – The Irish Times