Meta hit by record 1.2 billion euro fine by EU over U.S. data transfers

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Meta was hit on Monday with a record 1.2 billion euro ($1.3 billion) fine by its lead privacy regulator in the European Union for its handling of user information and given five months to stop transferring users’ data to the United States.

The fine imposed by Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) concerned Meta’s continued transferring of personal data and topped the previous 746 million euro record EU privacy fine by Luxembourg on Inc in 2021, according to a DPC statement.

(Reporting by Padraic Halpin)