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WhatsApp Gets EU Court Setback in $237 Million Fine Fight (1)

Dec. 7, 2022, 3:55 PM

Meta Platforms Inc.’s WhatsApp suffered a setback in a European Union court challenge of an EU privacy order that ended in a 225 million-euro ($237 million) penalty.

  • EU General Court ruled Wednesday the appeal is inadmissible
  • WhatsApp had asked court to annul a decision by European Data Protection Board, the EU body overseeing national data watchdogs
  • Irish Data Protection Commission a month later adopted final decision and fine against WhatsApp, in line with the EDPB order
  • WhatsApp’s appeal against the Irish decision is pending in local courts
  • EU court in ruling says decisions by the EDPB, which is ...