Ireland fines Instagram a record $400 million over children’s data

Ireland’s data privacy regulator has agreed to levy a record fine of €405 million against social network Instagram following an investigation into its handling of children’s data, a spokesperson for the watchdog said. The investigation, which started in 2020, focused on child users between the ages of 13 and 17 who were allowed to operate business accounts, which facilitated the publication of the user’s phone number and/or email address.

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