EDPB publishes WhatsApp decision, WhatsApp to appeal

24/01/2023 | EDPB

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has published its WhatsApp binding decision, which led to the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) issuing the messaging platform a €5.5 million fine for EU General Data Protection Regulation violations concerning transparency and user consent. In a related post, the IAPP examines the DPC's WhatsApp fine along with its disagreement with the EDPB, refusing to action its request to open a further investigation and instead claiming regulatory overreach and that it would consider bringing the case to the Court of Justice of the European Union. Meanwhile, Irish Legal News reports WhatsApp has confirmed its intentions to appeal the DPC's (EDPB-directed) fine. 

Note: What a mess.

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