The proprietor of WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook has been slapped with a grounds good of €1.2bn (£1.04bn) by the Irish information extortion regulator.
It's the biggest good ever levied for breach of the wide information extortion regulations (GDPR).
Meta has incurred the good for transferring EU citizens information to the United States for processing, contempt a 2020 verdict handed down by the highest EU tribunal saying the information was insufficiently protected from US spying agencies.
Facebook has been ordered to halt the signifier and Instagram and WhatsApp are not taxable to the order.
The contented has been ongoing for a decennary aft privateness activistic Max Schrems instigated ineligible proceedings successful 2013 against Facebook, arsenic the institution was called astatine the time.
The Data Protection Commission (DPC) successful Ireland has jurisdiction implicit Meta, efficaciously operating arsenic the EU privateness regulator, arsenic Meta's European office are successful Dublin.
Meta said it would entreaty the determination and determination would beryllium nary disruption successful service.