Instagram Fined Over 400 Million Euros by Ireland for Mishandling Children’s Data

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Meta-owned Instagram has been fined 405 million euros ($403 million) by the Irish Data Protection Commission after it was found that the platform violated European privacy law General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

In 2020, the Irish Data Protection Commission kicked off an investigation into Instagram because the platform made accounts of children between the ages of 13 and 17 public by default. Instagram allowed children to set up business accounts on the platform, making their phone numbers and email addresses public.

A spokesperson for the commission confirmed to Reuters that its final decision imposed a fine of 405 million euros on the Meta-owned platform. More details on the matter will only be published next week.

This is the second-highest fine imposed under the GDPR rules after Amazon was fined a record 746 million euros ($743 million) by Luxembourg’s data protection authority in July last year.

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