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Ireland’s data regulator on Tuesday said it was imposing a €17-million ($18.7-million) fine on Facebook parent Meta Platforms FB-Q after an inquiry into 12 data breach notifications the regulator received in 2018.

The country’s Data Protection Commissioner said it had found that “Meta Platforms failed to have in place appropriate technical and organizational measures which would enable it to readily demonstrate the security measures that it implemented in practice to protect EU users’ data”.

Ireland regulates Meta and a number of other large U.S. Internet giants because their European Union headquarters are in the country.

The Data Protection Commissioner, which has a number of ongoing investigations into Meta, last year fined its WhatsApp subsidiary a record €225-million for failing to conform with EU data rules in 2018.

A spokesperson for Meta said that it would “carefully consider Tuesday’s decision”, adding that its “processes continue to evolve”.

“This fine is about recordkeeping practices from 2018 that we have since (been) updated, not a failure to protect people’s information,” the spokesperson said.

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