OREANDA-NEWS  South Korean authorities fined the U.S. companies Facebook and Netflix a total of $5.7 million for violating privacy rules. This was reported on Wednesday by the Yonhap agency with reference to the Commission for the Protection of Personal Information of the Republic of Korea. 

The commission imposed a $5.5 million fine on Facebook for creating and storing 200,000 biometric templates from April 2018 to September 2019 without user consent. The authorities also accused the company of illegally collecting identification numbers of citizens of the country. 

The authorities also fined Netflix $ 188.5 thousand for illegally collecting personal information of 5 million citizens of the republic and hiding information about the transfer of personal data abroad. 

The Commission recommended Google to improve measures to process personal information of citizens. 

In November 2020, authorities fined Facebook $6 million for violating privacy rules.