The Facebook Group, owner of WhatsApp, received a fine of 225 million euros (R$ 1.3 billion in the exchange rate this Friday, 3) for violating the data privacy rules of the European Union. The company intends to appeal the decision.
According to a statement from the Data Protection Commission (DPC) of Ireland, released by The Verge website, the messaging application did not adequately inform citizens on how to handle their personal data and how to share this information.
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The entity requested that the platform make an update in its terms following the rules of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European version of the General Data Protection Law (LGPD).
“WhatsApp is committed to providing a safe and private service. We have worked to ensure that the information we provide is transparent and comprehensive, and we will continue to do so. We disagree with today’s decision regarding the transparency we offer people in 2018 and the penalties are totally disproportionate,” the spokesperson said.
This is the second highest fine levied under the GDPR regulation. The first charge, applied in July this year, was directed to Amazon. The company had to pay US$887 million (R$4.5 billion) also for breaking the law.
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