Facebook fined €1.2bn for mishandling users' data
Facebook's owner, Meta, has been fined €1.2bn (£1bn) for mishandling people's data when transferring it between Europe and the United States.
Issued by Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC), it is the largest fine imposed under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation privacy law.
GDPR sets out rules companies must follow to transfer user data outside of the EU.
Meta says it will appeal against the "unjustified and unnecessary" ruling.
At the crux of this decision is the use of standard contractual clauses (SCCs) to move European Union data to the...