WhatsApp Hit with €5.5m fine for GDPR Violations

The Irish Data Protection Commission has fined WhatsApp €5.5 million ($5.9 million) for violating the GDPR (DPC).

WhatsApp Ireland has been ordered to bring its data processing operations into compliance within six months in addition to paying the penalties. Significant differences amongst European data protection authorities regarding WhatsApp’s level of responsibility were on display in this case.

The fine pertains to a revision to WhatsApp’s terms of service that was made on May 25, 2018, the day the EU’s GDPR took effect.

This advised both current and new users that they had to click “agree and continue” to confirm their acceptance of the amended Terms of Service if they wished to continue using the WhatsApp service after the implementation of the new rules read the complete article WhatsApp Hit with €5.5m fine for GDPR Violations.

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