Irish Data Protection Commission has proposed € 28-36m fine for Facebook for violating EU rules General Data Protection Regulation.
According to two people familiar with the process, the draft decision concerns Facebook’s legal basis for processing users’ personal information and relates to a complaint initially filed with the Austrian data regulator by the activist group noyb.eu, in May 2018. , which was then passed on to the Irish data regulator.
In a press release, noyb.eu confirmed the fine Wednesday.
This complaint, filed on the day the GDPR goes online, accused Facebook of relying on “forced consent” by requiring users to consent to the company collecting their data to use the platform. The activist group has filed similar complaints against Google, WhatsApp and Instagram.
The other regulators now have one month to comment on the decision.