Meta has come under fire for alleged regulatory violations involving children’s data. The latest admonition is just one sign of a growing crackdown on consumer data privacy issues.

Experts predict that the focus on children’s privacy from lawmakers and enforcement agencies is not likely to wane anytime soon. “We can certainly expect sustained regulatory emphasis on online safety and privacy for children and teens,” says Arielle Garcia, chief privacy officer at media agency UM Worldwide. The new DPC penalty against Instagram, she says, “may serve to accelerate prioritization of these changes by Meta and other platforms.”

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