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  • Ireland's Data Protection Commission officially announced its 405 million euro children's data protection fine against Meta's Instagram. The finalization marks the second-largest EU General Data Protection Regulation fine ever handed down. Ten penalties comprise the final sum of the fine. Two violations concerning public-by-default processing and contact information processing under Article 12(1) of the GDPR brought the bulk of the total fine at 170 million euros. Along with the financial penalty, the DPC ordered Instagram to "bring its processing into compliance by taking a range of specified remedial actions." The European Data Protection Board noted the DPC's binding decision is the first concerning the lawfulness of processing in accordance with Article 6 of the GDPR.
  • The Irish DPC also announced submission of a preliminary decision against alleged TikTok children's privacy violations to members of the European Data Protection Board under Article 60 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The case, which began in September 2021, concerns TikTok's platform settings and transparency around the processing of minors' personal data.

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