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Daily Dashboard | Irish DPC proposes 36M euro GDPR fine against Facebook Related reading: Changing direction? UK consults reforms to its data protection law

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Ireland's Data Protection Commission proposed a fine of up to 36 million euros against Facebook for allegedly violating the EU General Data Protection Regulation's transparency requirements, Euractiv reports. The fine pertains to insufficient information provided to Facebook users regarding the company's terms of service. NOYB Founder Max Schrems, the complainant in the case, said Facebook "simply tries to bypass the clear rules of the GDPR by relabeling the agreement on data use as a 'contract,'" potentially allowing other companies to "just write the processing of data into a contract and thereby legitimize any use of customer data without consent." The European Data Protection Board will review the draft decision before finalization, and some members of the board are expected to challenge the DPC's findings.
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  • comment Graham Reynolds • Oct 14, 2021
    The link is wrong. It links to the complaint, not to the decision.
  • comment Joe Duball • Oct 14, 2021
    Thanks for flagging, Graham. The link is now updated with the URL for the draft decision.