Irish DPC to issue record GDPR fine against Meta on Monday

17/05/2023 | Politico

On Monday, we will learn the outcome of the long-running investigation by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) regarding the lawfulness of Meta's EU-US data transfers under the EU General Data Protection Regulation Article 65 dispute resolution mechanism.

On Monday, the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) is anticipated to publish its final decision in the long-running investigation into the lawfulness of Meta's EU-US data transfers. According to Politico, two anonymous sources with knowledge of the decision have confirmed the fine is likely to eclipse the €746 million fine issued to Amazon by the Luxembourg DPA in 2021. The DPC is also expected to require Meta’s Facebook platform to cease using standard contractual clauses to transfer EU data to the US. 

The DPC decision is expected after the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) gave it one month to publish its final decision on 13 April.

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