Spain slaps Facebook with €1.2 million fine for breaking privacy laws


Spain’s data protection watchdog has fined Facebook €1.2 million euros (roughly $ 1.44 million), after it found three instances when it collected personal data on its Spanish users without informing them of how it was to be used. The judgement is the latest in a series of legal issues that have befallen the social media giant. According to Mark Scott, Politico’s Chief Politics correspondent, the French, German, and Dutch governments are also looking into how Facebook holds and uses data pertaining to their citizens. The Spanish data protection authority said that Facebook’s privacy policy contains “generic and unclear terms,” and doesn’t…

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