Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Facebook Slammed With €1.2m Fine For Breaking Privacy Laws

Facebook has been given  a €1.2m fine in Spain after the country's data watchdog found it broke privacy laws. 

The social network breached laws designed to protect citizens' information & privacy on three occasions, according to the Spanish authorities.

The regulator found Facebook had failed to inform users how their data would be used as it hovered up the details of millions of people in Spain.

It said Facebook had failed to educate users on how their personal information - including ideology, sex, religious beliefs, personal interests & browsing habits - would be used for advertising.

It added that Facebook had illegally tracked visitors to its pages who had not signed up to the social network using cookies.

Facebook also infringed citizens' rights when it stored the details of deleted accounts for more than 17 months, according to the investigation.

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