Ireland’s data privacy regulator has fined Instagram Rs 32.7 billion.
Instagram is accused of tampering with the personal data of teenagers.
Meta has said that it disagrees with the hefty fine and will appeal against it.
Instagram But Ireland’s data privacy regulator has fined the social networking platform 32.7 billion rupees (405 million euros) after it was found to have breached the protection of children’s data. In fact, Instagram has been found guilty of violating the rules of the European Union Data Policy related to the personal data of teenagers, after which it was fined heavily.
Ireland’s Data Protection Commission said in an email on Monday that it had made a final decision last week to fine the company $402 million.
After the fine was imposed, Instagram’s parent company Meta has said that it fully cooperated during the full investigation of the matter. However, Meta has said that it disagrees with the hefty fine and will appeal against it.
An Irish watchdog investigation found that Instagram publicly leaked personal data of 13 to 17-year-olds, including their phone numbers and email addresses. Please note that the minimum age for Instagram users is 13 years.
A Meta official told BBC News: “This inquiry focuses on old settings that we updated a year ago, and since then we’ve released a number of new features to help teens protect and keep their information private,” a Meta official told BBC News.
Earlier, Amazon was fined such a big
Let us tell you that before this such a heavy fine was imposed on Amazon last year. In a similar case, Luxembourg’s regulator had fined Amazon 746 million euros.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 06, 2022, 09:20 IST