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S.Korea fines Google, Meta over accusations of privacy law violations

/ 01:34 PM September 14, 2022

SEOUL -South Korea levied fines on Alphabet’s Google and Meta Platforms over accusations of privacy law violations, the country’s Personal Information Protection Commission said on Wednesday.

The commission fined Google 69.2 billion won ($49.8 million) and Meta 30.8 billion won, it said in a statement.

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Google and Meta did not clearly inform service users and obtain prior consent when collecting and analyzing users’ behavioral information to infer their interests or use them for customized advertisements, the commission said.

($1 = 1,389.4800 won)

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