The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has fined Instagram 405 million euros for violating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of adolescents, as confirmed by this body to Europa Press.
The CPD has reported that this investigation began on September 21, 2020 based on information provided to the commission itself by a third party.
According to the information provided to Europa Press, Facebook Ireland allowed users between the ages of 13 and 17 to open business accounts on the Instagram platform and, on some occasions, the operation of said accounts required the publication of the telephone number open to all users. and/or email address of the minor user.
Likewise, Facebook Ireland operated a user registration system for the Instagram service through which the accounts of minors were configured as ‘public’ by default, so that the content of the social networks of minors was also made public. teens, unless the account was configured otherwise and changed to ‘private’ by going into the account’s privacy settings.
The full details of the decision will be published next week, according to these sources.