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Italy’s watchdog is launching the non-observance of the legal proceedings against Facebook

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Facebook is to be seen in Davos, Switzerland, January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s competition watchdog has launched legal action against Facebook for its non-compliance with a previous request, made in respect of the improper business practices in the group and to the processing of personal data of the user, the agency said on Friday.

The procedure may result in a possible fine of up to € 5 million ($5.6 million), it said in a statement.

In November of 2018, the watchdog has ruled that Facebook had not been disclosed to that user on the collection and use for commercial purposes, the information that they publish.

The consequence of this is that Facebook, 5 million euros and the publication of a revision of the statement on the home page of its website, in the case of Italy, the Facebook app is on the home page of any registered by Italian users.

On Friday, the regulator said Facebook had not done so.

Reporting by Sabina Suzzi, editing by Stephen Jewkes

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