Irish DPA fined Meta for data scraping on Facebook

Concluding an inquiry into Meta, the Irish Data Protection Commission issued a fine of EUR 265 million against the company for data scraping on Facebook, in violation of GDPR obligation for data protection by design and default. The inquiry commenced in April 2021, and looked into data processing on Facebook Search, Facebook Messenger Contact Importer, and Instagram Content Importer tools. The Commission’s decision requires Meta to bring the practices into compliance within an indicated timeframe.