03/05/2021

The Irish Times

Irish DPC clashes with EU regulators over proposed WhatsApp fine

The Data Protection Commission has clashed with several European Data Protection Authorities once again after they objected to its proposal to impose a fine of up to €50 million on WhatsApp for violating privacy laws. This is the second dispute between Helen Dixon and her fellow European counterparts, following a similar row over the amount her office should fine Twitter last year. That case resulted in a €450,000 fine in the first cross-border fine under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regime.


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