Key Takeaways from DPC’s Inquiry into WhatsApp’s Transparency Measures

At €225million, the Irish Data Protection Commission (the “DPC”) has imposed its largest administrative fine to date on WhatsApp Ireland Limited (“WhatsApp”) for breaches of transparency obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).  The DPC’s decision and related findings by the European Data Protection Board (the “EDPB”) raise a number of points for all organisations to consider, particularly regarding their privacy notices and transparency measures.