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The EU could hit Facebook with Billions in Fines over Privacy Violations

The European Union is reportedly nearing the end of its investigation into some of the cases it opened against Facebook under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In total, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission, which is leading the investigation since Facebook’s HQ in Europe is in Dublin, has 11 cases against the social network.

Some of those cases have been finalized to a point where the Commission has passed along its final investigative reports. Decisions, along with any proposed fines and sanctions, are expected to be near completion by the end of September.

Details may be found in an article by Emily Price in the DigitalTrends web site at: https://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/facebook-gdpr-decision/.

Categories: Legal Affairs

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