A fine of 405 million euros was imposed on Instagram
Dublin: The Irish Data Protection Commission has fined Meta’s subsidiary Instagram 405 million euros for violating the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
This is the third fine imposed by the Irish body on Meta’s platforms. However, this fine is the second largest fine so far in terms of value. The highest fine worth 746 million euros was imposed on Amazon.
The penalty was confirmed by the Irish Commission, but the Commission declined to comment further.
The fine imposed by the commission on Instagram for violating children’s privacy by publishing children’s email addresses and phone numbers is the largest fine ever imposed on any subsidiary of Metta.
The Irish Commission still has at least six more investigations into Meta’s subsidiaries.
According to a Meta spokesperson, the investigation was carried out in view of the old settings which were updated by the company a year ago and since then the company has introduced several new features to help keep teenagers safe and secure. Their information remains confidential.