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Meta is fined a record €1.2 billion for violating data rules in Europe

US technology group Meta (owner of Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp) has been fined €1.2 billion for violating European data protection standards, the largest punishment imposed in Europe for this infraction.

Meta, which intends to appeal, was convicted for having "proceeded with the transfer of personal data" of Facebook users from the European Economic Area to the United States, the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) explained.

The commission acts on behalf of the European Union (EU) to monitor compliance with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) because the American group's European headquarters are in Ireland.

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