[kictanet] Fwd: [Internet Policy] WhatsApp fined a record 225 mln euro by Ireland over privacy
jgmbugua at gmail.com
Tue Sep 7 15:01:35 EAT 2021
The fines under our DPA are not big.
On Tue, 7 Sep 2021, 08:11 Barrack Otieno via KICTANet, <
kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
> Are we likely to see more of this locally once the office of the Data
> Protection Commissioner settles?
> Best Regards
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> From: Richard Hill via InternetPolicy <internetpolicy at elists.isoc.org>
> Date: Sat, Sep 4, 2021 at 7:34 PM
> Subject: [Internet Policy] WhatsApp fined a record 225 mln euro by Ireland
> over privacy
> To: <internetpolicy at elists.isoc.org>
> Here are the first two paragraphs of the article:
> "DUBLIN, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Facebook's (FB.O) WhatsApp was fined a record
> 225 million euro ($266 million) by the Irish data protection regulator on
> Thursday after the EU privacy watchdog pressured Ireland to raise the
> penalty for the company's privacy breaches.
> "WhatsApp said the fine was "entirely disproportionate" and that it would
> appeal. Still, the Irish fine is significantly less than the record $886.6
> million euro fine meted out to Amazon by the Luxembourg privacy agency in
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