Ireland fines Instagram $400 million for mishandling children's data

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The Irish Data Privacy Regulator (DPC) has imposed a record 405 million euros ($402 million) fine on the social network Instagram after investigating its handling of children's data, a regulator said.

The investigation, which began in 2020, focused on child users between the ages of 13 and 17 who were allowed to manage business accounts, which contributed to the publication of the user's phone number and email address.
Instagram updated its settings over a year ago and has since rolled out new features to keep teens safe and private, a Meta spokesperson said.

The company disagrees with how the fine was calculated , and plans to appeal the af.

The DPC regulates Facebook, Apple, Google and other tech giants because their EU headquarters are located in Ireland.

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