There seems to be more trouble ahead for Half. After the scandal related to the violation and sale of many Instagram and Facebook profiles by a group of internal employees, the company was hit by a maxi fine of almost 300 million dollars for having broken the privacy regulations envisaged in Europe .
A big problem, therefore, with the company that could be forced for the umpteenth time to put its hand to the piggy bank to privacy-related disputes. This, in fact, is the third fine in two years for the group, which continues to be penalized as it would continue to fail to comply with the regulations in Europe, different from the American one.
In this case, according to the authorities, the violation of Meta’s privacy reportedly affected over 500 million users active on Facebook. It is not yet clear, however, whether Instagram, another social network owned by the group, also falls within the question. For the moment, what we know is that the sum of money that Meta should pay out is approximately 265 million euros, approximately 277 million US dollars.
A problem that the group will have to solve as soon as possible, which comes shortly after Meta’s decision to strengthen the privacy of underage users on Instagram and Facebook, thus protecting them from possible risks.