06/01/2022

Journal of the European Union

Details appear on WhatsApp's €225m GDPR fine

A summary of the action in WhatsApp's appeal of its €225m EU General Data Protection Regulation fine has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. In its filing to the Court of Justice of the European Union, WhatsApp is seeking full annulment of the penalty on various allegations of improper procedures by the European Data Protection Board. Notably, WhatsApp alleges the EDPB "exceeded its competence" under Article 65 of the GDPR while accusing the board of violating the GDPR during its investigation. The IAPP analysed the key points from the WhatsApp decision in October 2021. The Irish DPC fined WhatsApp €225m in September. 

UPDATE: 070122 - Pinsent Masons provides a summary of the details for WhatsApp's appeal. 

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