WhatsApp hit with record $267 million fine in Ireland

Ireland has issued its highest ever fine for breaches of GDPR privacy regulations — and Europe’s second highest — to Facebook-owned WhatsApp.

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Messaging service WhatsApp has had its share of security issues, including spyware vulnerability. However, the Irish Data Protection Commission has now fined it primarily over its general privacy policies, and how it allegedly was not sufficiently clear about how users’ data would be used.

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