Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has fined WhatsApp $267 million for breaching EU privacy rules.
The commission have decided to penalized the Facebook-owned company for not telling citizens in the European Union enough about what it does with their data.
According to the regulator, Whatsapp has refused to share with it users how information are collected and used.
They are also worried about Whatsapp’s failure to tell how they share data with Facebook.
Whatsapp have been ordered to change their its privacy policies and how it communicates with users so that it complies with Europe’s privacy law.
But responding to the privacy breaching accusations by the Data Protection Commission, a spokesperson told CNBC that the platform is “committed to providing a secure and private service.”
“We have worked to ensure the information we provide is transparent and comprehensive and will continue to do so. We disagree with the decision today regarding the transparency we provided to people in 2018 and the penalties are entirely disproportionate,” the spokesperson added.