South Korea has fined Google, and Meta for violating the privacy rules.
The report came from the regulators on Wednesday that South Korea has fined Google and Meta more than $71 million collectively for collecting users’ privacy.
However, the regulators also said that it is the highest ever data protection fine on a company.
Moreover, The Personal Information Protection Commission revealed that two US IT companies conducted an inquiry in which it was revealed that they were “collecting and analyzing” users’ data. The inquiry also revealed that they were surveying how the users are using websites and applications.
However, they have not got approval from the Korean citizens for this activity. As they were using the data to “detect users'” interests and also to use it for online “advertisements.”
So, that is why the Korean government took action and fined both Google and Meta for violating the privacy rules of south Korea.
However, the government fined Google $49.7 million(69.2 billion won), and Meta $22.1 million(30.8 billion won).
Moreover, the commission stated in the statement that it is the highest-ever penalty in the history of “the Personal Information Protection Act,”.No such penalty has ever been granted by the government before.
In addition to this, the regulators said that they were collecting data from the users without their consent. The users were unaware and unwilling of this activity.
That is why it is a violation of the rights of the Korean people. As the Korean government has granted this right to them and must be protected by the law.
But this is not the first time that Google got the penalty. Last year Korea fined it $180 million because it was abusing mobile operating systems and app markets. Become of its dominance the competition was hindered in the market.
But this time they got something big in the penalty. As South Korea has fined both Google and Meta.
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