South Korea fines Google and Meta for violation of privacy law

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South Korea’s Personal Information Protection Commission has fined Google 69.2 billion won ($50 million) and Meta (earlier called Facebook) 30.8 billion won ($22 million) for violation of privacy law violation.

Both the companies were found guilty of collecting and analysing behavioural information of the customer without obtaining their prior consent.


Republic of Korea (South Korea) :

  • It lies in the Korean peninsula in East Asia.
  • The Korean peninsula was divided into communist Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and Republic of Korea (South Korea) after the Korean War in 1953.
  • Capital: Seoul 
  • Currency: South Korean Won 

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