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Irish regulators support Facebook’s ‘consent bypass’ legal maneuver, suggest $42 million fine for GDPR violations

October 13, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Regulators in Ireland have proposed up to $42 million in fines for Facebook after the company was accused of violating the GDPR through deceptive data collection policies.

Privacy expert Max Schrems and his advocacy group nyob — which submitted the original complaint against Facebook — published a draft decision from the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) about the issue that was sent to the other European Data Protection Authorities.

The decision suggests a fine of between $32 million and $42 million for Facebook’s violations of the GDPR, which include a failure to notify its customers about how it uses their data.

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