What’s up with Facebook’s WhatsApp? Company Fined for Sharing Data

by mcardinal

FISM News Brief


WhatsApp the widely popular texting forum thought that they didn’t need to disclose that user data is being shared, but the Ireland Regulatory Authority just helped them learn their lesson.

WhatsApp has been fined €225m for breaking the EU’s data privacy law by not telling its users how it was sharing their data with its parent company Facebook. This is one of the biggest fines related to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Regulators out of Ireland felt the need to hit hard and heavy as they are imposing a fine that is more than four times what was proposed by the Irish regulatory authority. The social media messaging app has been coming under pressure in the Eurozone and this is likely to be just one fine with more to come.