SEOUL (Reuters) -South Korea levied fees running into millions of dollars on Alphabet’s Search engines and Meta Platforms following accusations associated with privacy law infractions, authorities said on Wednesday.
In a statement, the Personal Information Protection Percentage said it fined Google 69. 2 billion won ($50 million) and Meta 30. 8 billion dollars won ($22 million).
Google and Meta did not have an instant comment.
The privacy panel said the firms did not obviously inform service users and obtain prior consent when collecting and analysing behavioural details to infer their particular interests or make use of them for customised advertisements.
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(Reporting simply by Soo-hyang Choi and Joyce Lee; Modifying by Tom Hogue and Clarence Fernandez)