South Korea Fined Google & Meta $71 Million

Google and Meta, the two biggest search engines, each received a $71 million fine. South Korea fined both entities for using consumers’ private information without their permission. Following an examination, the South Korean Personal Information Protection Commission has concluded that US firms Google and Meta are collecting and utilizing user data.

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In addition, users’ app usage logs and website visits were also monitored. However, neither Google nor Meta asked South Korean users for prior notice or permission before using the data. As a result, Google and Meta each received a $49.7 million fine from South Korea.

We should point out that these are the biggest penalties ever imposed on an organization in South Korea for breaking the privacy law.

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