Irish data watchdog increases fines on Meta to €390m after EU regulator rejects draft decision

Watchdog increased the penalties, which bring the total amount levied against the company to over €1bn, following a dispute with other EU regulators over the Facebook owner’s processing of users’ personal data

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The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has revised upwards multimillion-euro fines on Meta Ireland after its draft decisions against the tech giant were overturned late last year, in a ruling that brings the total penalties it has imposed on the company to more than €1 billion.

In a statement, the DPC said it had increased the administrative fines imposed on Meta Ireland to €210 million (in the case of Facebook) from €36 million and to €180 ...