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WhatsApp hit with €5.5m fine by Irish privacy regulator over GDPR breaches
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WhatsApp hit with €5.5m fine by Irish privacy regulator over GDPR breaches

Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) has imposed a €5.5 million fine on WhatsApp for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) breaches dating back to 2018.

In addition to the penalties, the Meta-owned platform has been ordered to bring its data processing operations into conformity within next six months. The DPC is the EU's main privacy regulator ...

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