- The European Data Protection Board announced a trio of binding decisions against Meta under the EU General Data Protection Regulation's Article 65 dispute resolution mechanism. The rulings against Meta's Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp will be sent to the company's lead supervisory authority, Ireland's Data Protection Commission, which will hand down final penalties within a month. Decisions against Facebook and Instagram concern "transparency of processing for behavioural advertising," while the WhatsApp ruling deals with "processing for the purpose of the improvement of services."
- The Wall Street Journal reports the leaked decisions on Meta's advertising practices rule against data collection for "contractual necessity" under the GDPR. A Meta spokesperson said it's "too early to speculate" on the decision and the company "will continue to engage" with the DPC until the finalized decisions are rendered. Meta anticipates the final fines will total more than 2 billion euros.
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