Instagram Fined $402 Million in EU for Allegedly Mishandling Children’s Data

Instagram is being hit with the second-largest European Union privateness fantastic for allegedly mishandling knowledge about kids, ramping up the bloc’s enforcement of its privateness legislation in opposition to huge know-how corporations.

Eire’s Data Safety Fee mentioned Monday that it fined Instagram proprietor Meta Platforms 405 million euros ($402 million) in a long-running investigation that had checked out minors who operated enterprise accounts on the service, probably exposing extra of their contact info than in the event that they operated a private account.