Australia court fines Facebook owner Meta $14 mln for undisclosed data collection

An Australian court ordered Facebook owner Meta Platformsto pay fines totalling A$20 million ($14 million) for collecting user data through an application purporting to protect privacy without disclosing its actions.

Australia's Federal Court also ordered Meta, through its subsidiaries Facebook Israel and the now-discontinued app, Onavo, to pay A$400,000 in legal costs to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which brought the civil lawsuit.

($1 = 1.4736 Australian dollars)