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Meta fine shows EU is ‘regulatory superpower,’ Northeastern expert says

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A record $1.3 billion fine on Meta for violating the privacy of Facebook users in Europe has further established the European Union as a “regulatory superpower,” says Mai’a Cross, dean’s professor of political science, international affairs and diplomacy, and director of Northeastern’s Center for International and World Cultures.

Facebook was found to have transferred private information to the U.S. in violation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, its groundbreaking 2018 data privacy law that established standards in Europe and beyond. 

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