The company Meta was told to stop sen ding European info back to American Service era…..
They did NOT stop…..
This has been since 2021…..
American companies doing business abroad are finding the other places do NOT bend for them like American lawmakers do….
Tech giant Meta must pay a record 1.2 billion euros — nearly $1.3 billion — for breaching European Union privacy laws.
Meta, which owns Facebook, had continued to transfer user data from countries in the European Union and the European Economic Area to the United States despite being suspended from doing so in 2021, an investigation by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) found.
The unprecedented penalty from the European Data Protection Board, announced on Monday, is intended to send a strong signal to organizations “that serious infringements have far-reaching consequences,” the regulator’s chair, Andrea Jelinek, said in a statement.
Meta, which also owns WhatsApp and Instagram, plans to appeal the ruling and will seek to suspend the case from proceeding in court.
“This decision is flawed, unjustified and sets a dangerous precedent for the countless other companies transferring data between the EU and U.S.,” President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg and Chief Legal Officer Jennifer Newstead said in a statement.
The privacy battle between Meta and EU courts began when an Austrian privacy activist won a decade-long lawsuit to invalidate a U.S.-E.U. data-moving pact…..
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