Instagram fined $400 million over children’s data
The investigation, which began in 2020, focused on child users between the ages of 13 and 17 who were allowed to operate commercial accounts, facilitating the publication of a user’s phone number and/or email address.
He said full details of the decision would be published next week.
A Meta spokesperson said Instagram updated its settings over a year ago and has since released new features to keep teens safe and their information private.
The spokesperson said Instagram does not agree with how the fine is calculated and is carefully reviewing the decision.
WhatsApp was fined a record €225 million last year for failing to comply with EU databases in 2018.
The Irish regulator completed a draft ruling in an Instagram investigation in December and shared it with other EU regulators under the bloc’s “single window” system to regulate large multinational companies.