Facebook Fined 10 mn Euros for Misleading Users
London: Italian regulators have fined Facebook 10 million euros for selling users’ data without informing them. The competition watchdog handed Facebook two fines totalling 10 million euros, “also for discouraging users from trying to limit how the company shares their data”, Italian portal The Local reported on Saturday.
Facebook “misleadingly gets people to sign up... without informing them in an immediate and adequate way of how the data they will provide will be harvested for commercial purposes”, read a statement from Italy’s AGCM consumer and market watchdog. The authority has directed Facebook to publish an apology to users on its website and on its app.
Reacting to this, a Facebook spokesperson said they are reviewing the authority’s decision. (IANS)
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