Authorities confirmed that South Korea levied millions of dollars in fines on Alphabet’s Google and Meta Platforms for privacy law violations, as Meta considers fighting the decision in court. The Personal Information Protection Commission said it fined Google 69.2 billion ($50 million) and Meta 30.8 billion ($22 million). Following this, the article describes that South Korea Fined Google And Meta For Privacy Violations.
However, Google did not have an immediate comment. A Meta spokesperson said, “While we respect the commission’s decision, we are confident that we work with our clients in a legally compliant way that meets the processes required by local regulations. We disagree with the commission’s decision and will be open to all options, including seeking a ruling from the court.”
The privacy panel said the firms did not inform service users and obtain prior consent when collecting and analyzing behavioral information to infer their interests or use them for customized advertisements.
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