Turkey slaps WhatsApp
Turkey slaps WhatsApp
Turkey slaps WhatsApp with $235K fine over privacy law breach 1

 

Turkey slaps WhatsApp :Turkey’s Personal Data Protection Board (KVKK) on Friday imposed an administrative fine of TL 1.95 million ($235,000) on WhatsApp for not taking the necessary technical and administrative measures to prevent the unlawful processing of personal data.

 

Earlier on Thursday, WhatsApp was fined a record €225 million ($267 million) by Ireland’s data privacy watchdog for breaching EU data protection rules.

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) Thursday handed down the penalty on the Facebook-owned messaging service after a three-year investigation that found WhatsApp committed “severe” and “serious” violations of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

“This decision contained a clear instruction that required the DPC to reassess and increase its proposed fine based on several factors contained in the EDPB’s decision and following this reassessment the DPC has imposed a fine of €225 million on WhatsApp,” the commission said in a statement.“In addition to the imposition of an administrative fine, the DPC has also imposed a reprimand along with an order for WhatsApp to bring its processing into compliance by taking a range of specified remedial actions.”

The investigation, launched in December 2018, examined whether WhatsApp had fulfilled its GDPR transparency obligations regarding the provision of information and transparency of that information to users and non-users of the service.

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