18/11/2020

The Irish Times

WhatsApp prepares for Irish GDPR fine

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messenger service has set aside €77.5m in expectation of a likely GDPR fine from Ireland's Data Protection Commission. WhatsApp Ireland acknowledged the reallocation of finances relates to "possible administrative fines arising from regulatory compliance matters presently under investigation." The company also noted the amount put aside is in part for a fine, but it would also cover costs for any potential measures that are ordered with the DPC's fine.

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