A company spokesperson has shared that WhatsApp plans to appeal the decision.
Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has fined WhatsApp $267 million (€225 million) for breaching the European Union’s data privacy rules. According to the DPC’s statement, the messaging platform did not properly inform EU citizens about how it handles their personal data.
In addition to disagreeing with the decision against WhatsApp, the spokesperson regards the penalties as “entirely disproportionate.” Amazon was fined $887 million in July this year for breaching EU privacy laws.
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