South Korea fines Google and Meta for violation of privacy law
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.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
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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