TechCrunch reports South Korea's Personal Information Protection Commission announced fines totaling KRW 100 billion to Google and Meta over data processing violations related to user consent. The violations against both companies stem from alleged insufficient disclosures regarding data collection and use practices and issues with default opt-in settings for user consent. Google was issued a KRW 69.2 billion penalty while Meta received a KRW 30.8 billion fine. Spokespeople for Google and Meta said they disagreed with the decisions while noting commitments to legal compliance along with user control and transparency.
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