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Published on 25 May 2023

Meta Fined EUR 1.2 Billion for Violating GDPR

Title: Meta Fined EUR 1.2 Billion for Violating GDPR

Jurisdictions: EU/EEA/USA

Authors: Huw Beverley-Smith, Charlotte H N Perowne, Jeanine E Leahy

Law firm: Faegre Drinker


On 22 May 2023, the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) issued Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (Meta Ireland) with a EUR 1.2 billion (approximately 1.3 billion U.S. dollar) fine for breaches of the GDPR with respect to EU-U.S. personal data transfers associated with its Facebook service.

Meta Ireland has also been ordered to suspend all Facebook-related personal data transfers from the EU to the U.S., and to bring the processing of any previously transferred data into compliance.

This decision will likely have implications for other international businesses that transfer personal data outside the EU/EEA based on standard contractual clauses.

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