According to the Yonhap news agency report, Facebook has been fined the heaviest of 6.46 billion won (about Rs 41 crore). This is the second biggest fine on Facebook from the fine committee.
A South Korean Monitoring Agency on Personal Information Protection on Wednesday fined major overseas platform service providers about 6.7 billion won (US$5.7 million) for privacy violations. The Personal Information Protection Commission has fined Facebook, Netflix and Google and ordered to fix the problems after investigation.
According to the Yonhap news agency report, Facebook has been fined the heaviest of 6.46 billion won (about Rs 41 crore). The commission said the US-based social network service provider created and stored face recognition templates for 200,000 local users without permission between April 2018 and September 2019. This is the second biggest fine on Facebook from the fine committee.
Demand for criminal investigation against Facebook
In November 2020, the committee ordered Facebook to pay Won 6.7 billion and called for a criminal investigation for giving users personal details to other operators without their permission. Facebook has been accused of illegally collecting people’s residential registration numbers and not notifying changes about its personal information management.
Netflix will have to pay such a fine
Netflix was ordered to pay more than 220 million won in fines for collecting personal details of five million people without their permission before their service registration process was completed. The content streaming giant has also been held responsible for not disclosing the details of personal data transfer outside the country.
Correction order given to Google
Google was not fined but was recommended by the commission to improve its handling of personal details. The company said that Google’s legal notice on collecting personal details is unclear.
read this also-
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 get great pre-booking in India, know how much is the price
Mohit Goyal, who scammed millions in the name of ‘Freedom 251’ phone in India, was arrested again, know the whole matter