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The Irish regulator fined Meta a record amount.

The Irish regulator fined Meta a record amount.

The Irish data protection regulator has fined Meta a record 1.2 billion euros for violations related to the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US, Irish broadcaster RTE reports.


Facebook’s parent company Meta has been fined €1.2 billion by the Irish data protection regulator for violations related to the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US.

It is noted that this fine was the largest in the history of the EU fine related to the violation of laws on personal data. It also exceeds the previous record €746 million fine imposed on Amazon in 2021.

As part of the decision, which only applies to Facebook, Meta has been ordered to suspend data transfers from the EU to the US for five months.


The Facebook company on October 28, 2021 announced renaming in Meta. Its creator, Mark Zuckerberg, said that the new brand focuses on the metaverse, where a person will refuse screens and will experience the effect of presence in virtual reality.