Instagram slapped with a $402 million fine over its abuse of kids’ privacy



Instagram has been fined €405M, or around $402 million, over its handling of data belonging to kids.

The fine, the second-largest given to a company over GDPR failures, comes via the Irish Data Protection Commission and was first reported by Politico. The fine also becomes the largest ever to be given to a Meta-owned company and was handed down over Instagram’s mishandling of children’s data including their email addresses and phone numbers.





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