Instagram fined €405m for kid’s privacy violations

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The ongoing issue centered on children’s data, notably their email and phone numbers. 

According to reports, several users who wanted access to analytics tools like profile visits upgraded to corporate accounts without realizing that doing so made more of their data public. 

The company that owns Instagram, Meta, announced that it will challenge the ruling. The regulator has penalized the corporation three times. 

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) stated, “We adopted our final judgement last Friday and it does entail a fine of €405m [£349m].”

According to a Meta representative, the investigation concentrated on outdated settings that we updated more than a year ago. Since then, we’ve implemented a number of additional features to assist keep kids secure and their information private. 

When a person under the age of 18 joins Instagram, their account is automatically set to private, meaning that only individuals they know can view what they post and that adults cannot message teenagers who are not following them. 

While we have cooperated fully with the DPC throughout their investigation, we disagree with the method used to determine this punishment and plan to challenge it. 

“We’re still carefully examining the remainder of the judgment,”


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