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Spain fined Facebook 1.2 million for privacy violation

Spain fined Facebook 1.2 million for privacy violation

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Facebook has in Spain, a penalty received of $ 1.2 million due to the breaking of the privacy laws.

That reports Politico Monday. A privacy watch dog found three separate cases in which Facebook personal data of its users in Spain collected, without that they knew how the data were used.

The watchdog says that the social media users will not be good enough to inform data collected from third parties is used.

In France was the social medium a fine of 150,000 euros by the datawaakhond CNIL. The techbedrijf is further in Belgium and Germany were examined.

The netherlands

Also in the Netherlands the techbedrijf onderzocht.De Authority Personal data (AP) suggested in may that Facebook in battle with the Dutch privacy law act.

Also here was the complaint that users insufficiently informed about the use of their personal data. In addition, special data are sensitive in nature, without explicit permission used to be.

AP is still investigating whether there are further violations since the investigation is terminated. Is that not the case, then the company may have a sanction imposed.

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