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Ireland fines WhatsApp 224 mln Euros for breaching EU privacy laws

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Ireland on Thursday imposed a 225-million-euro ($267-million) fine on messaging service WhatsApp for breaching EU data privacy laws after European regulators demanded the penalty be increased.

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Ireland was asked to “reassess and increase its proposed fine on the basis of a number of factors ... and following this reassessment the DPC has imposed a fine of 225 million euro on WhatsApp,” said Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC).

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