Facebook is facing a new €5m fine from Italy Competition Authority over Data Breach and non-compliance with its regulation. The regulator announced the new fine last week as it launches further non-compliance proceedings against the social media giant.
The fight against data theft and uses began between Italy AGCM and Facebook in 2018. The Antitrust watchdog charged Facebook of misleading users registered on its platform. Facebook did not inform its users that it could use their data for commercial purposes.
It also charged Facebook with violation of users’ data, and aggressive practice in exerting undue influence on registered users without prior or express consent.
These charges made the Italian regulators ask Facebook to put a ‘not free information’ on Facebook for Italy. It also requested that Facebook update its security terms.
However, according to a statement revealed by the Italian Competition Authority, Facebook did not comply with the terms. Instead, the social media company kept on giving users’ data out to third parties without their consent.
An anonymous spokesperson from Facebook noted that the company is reviewing the authority’s decision to comply. However, Facebook may be facing a fine of over €5m if found guilty as charged.
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