Meta alleges DPC’s €405m Instagram fine is unconstitutional
The Irish arm of technology giant Meta has claimed before the High Court that the Data Protection Commission’s decision to fine it €405 million for breaching the privacy rights of teenagers is unconstitutional.
The DPC issued the fine last September after investigating GDPR breaches.
In judicial review proceedings aimed at overturning the fine, Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd claims certain sections of the 2018 Data Protection Act, the legislation that established the DPC, are unconstitutional.
Meta says the large fine imposed on it amounts to a criminal sanction and the administration of judicial powers by the DPC.
Source: Meta alleges DPC’s €405m Instagram fine is unconstitutional – The Irish Times