Tag: Facebook

Meta Fined €390 Million by Irish DPC for Alleged Breaches of GDPR, Including in Behavioral Advertising Context

On January 4, 2023, the Irish Data Protection Commission (“DPC”) announced the conclusion of two inquiries into the data processing practices of Meta Platforms, Inc. (“Meta”) with respect to the company’s Instagram and Facebook platforms. As a result of the investigations, the DPC fined Meta a combined €390 million for breaches of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and,…

Meta Slapped with €265 Million for Privacy Violations

On November 25, 2022, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (“DPC”) released a decision fining Meta Platforms, Inc. (“Meta”) €265 million for a 2019 data leak involving the personal information of approximately 533 million Facebook users worldwide. In the decision, the DPC argued that Meta failed to comply with the GDPR’s requirement of providing privacy “by design and default” when it failed…

Are social media companies employing ex-spies?

June 26, 2022. Are Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and other social media platforms hiring from the FBI, military, NATO, CIA and U.S. State Department? It seems they are. This hiring tendency has not been widely reported in mainstream news because the revelation seems to have originated in an investigation by Russian media sources. Much of the evidence for the claim, however, is publicly verifiable. Here are some examples you can verify for yourself.