SEOUL (Reuters) -South Korea levied huge amount of money in fines on Alphabet’s Google plus Meta Platforms with regard to privacy law infractions, authorities said on Wednesday, as Meta considers fighting your decision in court.
In a declaration, the Personal Information Protection Commission said this fined Google 69. 2 billion earned ($50 million) plus Meta 30. 8 billion won ($22 million).
Google did not have an immediate comment.
A Meta spokesperson said, “While all of us respect the commission’s decision, we are assured that we work with our own clients in a legitimately compliant way that will meets the procedures required by local regulations. As such, we do not agree with the particular commission’s decision, and you will be open to all choices including seeking the ruling from the court. ”
The privacy panel said the firms did not clearly notify service users and get prior consent whenever collecting and analysing behavioural information to infer their interests or use them to get customised advertisements.
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(Reporting by Soo-hyang Choi and Joyce Shelter; Editing by Mary Hogue, Clarence Fernandez and Christian Schmollinger)