back to article Google and Meta fined over $70m for privacy violations in Korea

South Korea's Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) has issued two large fines for privacy violations: a $50 million penalty for Google and $22 million for Meta. The PIPC's beef is that neither Google nor Meta properly obtain consent or inform users on how they collect and use data, particularly with regards to …

  1. Falmari Silver badge

    While we respect the commission's decision, BS

    ""While we respect the commission's decision, we are confident that we work with our clients in a legally compliant way that meets the processes required by local regulations. As such, we do not agree with the commission's decision, and will be open to all options including seeking a ruling from the court," said Meta."

    But they don't respect the commission's decision they believe it is wrong. So what is it about the decision they respect? That it is wrong!

    1. gandalfcn Silver badge

      Re: While we respect the commission's decision, BS

      Since when have that shower been honest?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Just a tax

    Government got their share, now goog and fb can continue to harvest the data. They they will pay another fine\tax\bribe next time too.

    BUT, if it was you or me doing that (and not a giant company with lawyers that know better) we would be in jail.

  3. gandalfcn Silver badge

    "Both search giant and Facebook parent claim they play by the rules". Yes, but whose rules?

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