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The GDPR’s five-year anniversary is marked by record penalty targeting Meta
25 May 2023 00:00
Five years have gone by since the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation but managers at Meta Platforms aren’t likely celebrate the milestone. On Monday of this week, the tech giant’s Facebook social-media platform received a whopping $1.3 billion fine. The Meta unit was also told to stop transferring personal data from the EU to the US, in what is being described as the most consequential GDPR enforcement action that could be taken. On this week’s podcast, our reporters mull over the impact of the EU privacy regulators’ decision and what the GDPR has meant globally for privacy and data-security legislation.
22 May 2023 09:44 by Sam ClarkMeta Platforms social-media unit Facebook must suspend its transfers of personal data from the EU to the US.
24 May 2023 15:39 by Mike SwiftSince the General Data Protection Regulation took effect five years ago this week, more than 40 countries have enacted national privacy laws, most of which drew liberally from the canonical text of the EU law.