In the statement made by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), it was stated that DPC has completed its review of WhatsApp’s use of personal data within Facebook.
Reminding that the review was initiated regarding the transparency of the information provided to users about the processing of data by the application, including sharing it with Facebook, it was stated that the basis of the review was the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The DPC, which acts as the lead data privacy supervisor for Facebook in the European Union, said the issues with WhatsApp were related to whether the messaging app complied with EU data rules on transparency in 2018.
It was stated in the statement that DPC submitted its leading decision in the WhatsApp investigation to other European data regulators, whose approval is required, in December 2020, but it was stated that eight regulators objected to the decision.
Reminding that the European Data Protection Board took a binding decision to increase data breach penalties in July, the statement said, “With this decision, DPC was asked to re-evaluate and increase the proposed penalty for WhatsApp on the basis of a number of factors.” it was said.
“Following this reassessment, DPC fined WhatsApp 225 million euros,” the statement said. statement was included.
The DPC has also asked WhatsApp to bring its operations in line with EU data rules by taking a number of specific regulatory actions.
While Facebook’s European Region is headquartered in Ireland, DPC has launched 14 investigations into Facebook and its WhatsApp and Instagram as of the end of 2020.
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