@Panda Great analogy…
Facebook fined by Irish regulator for breach of GDPR
Long overdue in my book. It appears now the previously untouchable Meta now has a chink in the armour. 12 data breaches impacting the security and privacy of 30m European Facebook users, and they think they can simply shrug this off ?
Think again. They are not above the law
That’s so little for a corporation! That’d be like fining an individual 18.9 cents. In fact this is FB giving the law the middle finger. We just don’t know how to interpret those numbers, they look big, but anything that is not in the Billions scale doesn’t move the needle.
@qwinter agreed. It’s like the ridiculously low fine levied against Facebook for breaching privacy laws. Because the breach happened one month before GDPR came into effect, they got off with a pathetically low fine and nothing more than a slap on the wrist.
It’s almost a license for them to do as they please with no ramifications whatsoever.
I hope they will pay
Data brokers that few know have a bright future
And again, we are lucky to have the RGPD in Europe (which does not do everything) but in the USA, all its data from data brokers can be consulted online on sites like PeekYou, WhitePages, etc. and who shares them.