Irish DPC proposes fining Facebook up to €36 million

The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has proposed fining Facebook €36 million euro in one of more than a dozen probes into the company. This is according to a draft decision published on Wednesday. Under European Union 2018 data protection rules, the preliminary ruling must now be shared with other EU supervisory authorities and consider their views too. If no disagreements are raised by those authorities, then a final verdict will be made and presented to Facebook.
As per the report from Reuters, the DPC has proposed fining the company between €28 and €36 million euro. The reason for the fine is that Facebook failed to provide sufficient information, and the draft ruling criticized the company in particular for its lack of transparency and described the infringements as serious in nature.
The complaint was lodged by an Austrian lawyer and privacy activist, Max Schrems, who was concerned about the lawfulness of Facebook’s processing of personal data, specifically around its te…

Written By: Adam Conway

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