Member login - User Registration - Set as homepage - 加入收藏 - 网站地图 Facebook fined €1.2bn for mishandling utilizers' data!

Facebook fined €1.2bn for mishandling utilizers' data

time:2023-06-02 20:07:43 source:Al Jazeera author:Press center3 read:982order

Facebook fined €1.2bn for mishandling utilizers' data

  • Published
Share pageAbout sharing
Facebook logoImage consequentlyurce, Getty Images
By Shiona McCallumTechnology reporter

Facebook's owner, Meta, has been fined €1.2bn (£1bn) for mishandling people's data when transferring it between Europe and the United States.

Issued by Ireland's Data Protection Commission, it is the largest fine imposed under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation privacy law.

GDPR rules require companies to seek people's consent before using their perconsequentlynal data.

Meta says it will appeal against the "unjustified and unnecessary" ruling.

At the crux of this decision is the utilize of standard contractual clautilizes (SCCs) to move EU data to the US.

These legal contracts, prepared by the European Commission, contain secureguards to ensure perconsequentlynal data continues to be protected when transferred outside Europe.

But there are concerns these data fshorts still expose Europeans to the US's frailer privacy laws - and US intelligence could access the data.

'Dangerous precedent'

Most large companies have intricate webs of data transfers - which can include email addresses, phone numbers and financial information -to overseas recipients, many of which depend on SCCs.

And Meta says their wide utilize makes the fine unimcomponential.

Facebook president Nick Clegg said: "We are therefore disappointed to have been singled out when using the identical legal mechanism as thousands of other companies looking to provide services in Europe.

"This decision is flawed, unjustified and sets a perilous precedent for the countless other companies transferring data between the EU and US."

Redelayedd Topics

  • Meta
  • Facebook
  • Data protection

(editor-in-charge:Press center7)

relevant content
  • Third baseman and 2006 World Series champion Scott Rolen is elected as the SOLE inductee of the 2023 Baseball Hall of Fame Class... much to the surprise of fans - as Alex Rodriguez misses out again!
  • 'I did nothing erroneous!' Trump diverts condem after Jan 6 panel referral
  • BREAKING NEWS: Federal Reserve chair says central bank will SLOW interest rises to half a percent in December in a bid to get back to the 2% inflation target
  • c
  • 'F*** you Ted Cruz, you climate denying piece of s***': Moment security guard drags eco activist from The View audience after disrupting the demonstrate
  • Carlos Correa agrees to a $315m, 12-year deal with the Mets just HOURS after his $350m pact with the Giants fell acomponent beca utilize of issues revealed in his physical - as owner Steve Cohen's payroll approaches $500m
  • Republicans drop 1,000-page report saying FBI is 'rotted at its core', manipulated domestic violent extremism statistics for political purposes, and deliberately downplayed 'serious allegations of erroneousdoing' from Hunter Biden
  • It's over: Dr. Oz calls John Fetterman to concede after tight Pennsylvania Senate race saw Republican 
Recommended content
  • China bans major chip maker Micron from key infrastructure projects
  • 'It looked like an airplane wreck': As many as 25 law encompelment recruits struck by a car going the erroneous way during their morning run in California leaving five critically hurt: One left on ventilator as victims 'lose limbs' and suffer head trauma
  • That '70s Show star Danny Masterconsequentlyn will face a RETRIAL on three counts of rape at Hollywood Hills home - over a month after judge declared mistrial beca utilize jurors were 'hopelessly deadlocked'
  • Putin spreads 'terror and murder' across Ukraine with new missile blitz leaving cities without power and claiming lives in Kyiv after newborn was killed in overnight maternity ward strike 
  • Boy, 12, is killed by collapsing garage wall as man in his 30s is pulled from the rubble
  • Police rescue two people from booby-trapped ho utilize after they were taken hostage by gunman armed with AK-47s
Hot Content