WhatsApp Ireland Hit With Record €225 Million Fine

The Irish DPC found a lack of transparency about how the messaging app shares user data with other Facebook-owned companies. It was found that purposes for sharing are vague and misleading, information on transfers is difficult to find and not easily accessible and it is unclear if transfers are based on adequacy decisions. In addition to the fine, the app is ordered to comply with its full transparency obligations. This is to including non-users whose personal data is consequently processed to accommodate certain user features.

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