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Meta Probe Into 533 Million-User Data Leak Draws to a Close (1)

Oct. 3, 2022, 1:08 PM

Meta Platforms Inc. could face a hefty fine as a probe by a key European Union privacy watchdog into the leak of the personal data of more than half a billion users last year draws to a close.

The Irish Data Protection Commission submitted its draft decision in the investigation for approval to its EU counterparts, it said in a statement on Monday. Meta is among a number of big US tech companies that have set up an EU hub in Ireland, making the watchdog there its main supervisor for possible data protection violations.

The probe was opened in 2021 ...