Data Breach Penalty From EU To WhatsApp
The European Union has fined the messaging app WhatsApp 5.5 million euros for breaching data privacy.
The European Union (EU) Data Protection Commission has decided to fine the messaging app WhatsApp for a data breach.
The Data Protection Commission, based in Ireland, where WhatsApp is headquartered in Europe, announced that the company is forcing users to allow their personal data to be used.
The commission stated that WhatsApp wants this data to be used to provide “service improvements and security”.
Determining that WhatsApp How to Recover WhatsApp Deleted Messages?violated EU data privacy, the Commission fined the company 5.5 million euros.
The Commission has decided that WhatsApp will align its data processing processes with EU privacy rules within 6 months.
On the other hand, WhatsApp announced that it will appeal the decision.
In September 2021, the Irish Data Protection Commission fined messaging app WhatsApp 225 million euros for violating data rules.