WhatsApp fined 5.5 million euros

The messaging application WhatsApp was fined 5.5 million euros for violating the European Union (EU) data privacy.

The Data Protection Board, located in Ireland, where WhatsApp has its headquarters in Europe, announced that the company is forcing users to allow the use of their personal data.

The commission said WhatsApp wanted this information to be used to provide “service improvements and security”.

Determining that WhatsApp violated the EU privacy policy, the Committee fined the company 5.5 million euros.

The Commission has decided that WhatsApp will bring its data processing processes in line with EU tacitness rules within 6 months.

On the other hand, WhatsApp announced that it will appeal the decision.

In September 2021, the Irish Information Defense Committee fined the messaging app WhatsApp 225 million euros for breaching information rules.