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WhatsApp messaging service fined for breaching EU data privacy laws after European regulators demanded the penalty be increased. Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash

Ireland on Thursday slapped Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service with a record fine for breaching EU data privacy laws after European regulators demanded the penalty be increased. Ireland's Data Protection Commission was entrusted with the case because Facebook's European headquarters are situated in the country.

"And following this reassessment the DPC has imposed a fine of 225 million euros ($267 million) on WhatsApp," the commission said, by far the largest penalty it has ever issued to a company, dwarfing the 450,000-euro fine imposed on Twitter last year.

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