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Spanish privacy watchdog puts Facebook 1.2 million euros on fines

Facebook will be fined again by a European privacy guard dog. The social media company has to pay 1.2 million euros to the Spanish privacy guard dog.

The Spanish supervisor claims that Facebook violates several Spanish laws. In all cases, the company does not adequately inform users about how data collected about them is used. In addition, Facebook information that is no longer relevant will be kept for long. The company is therefore fined three fines: twice a fine of 300,000 euros and a fine of 600,000 euros. So Facebook has to pay a total of 1.2 million euros in fines.

Facebook is calling

Facebook leaves in a comment on TheNextWeb knowing not to agree with the fines and emphasizes the privacy of users seriously. The company states that users themselves choose what information they want to add to their profile and share with others. This information should not be used to offer users advertising. The company therefore announces that it is entitled to appeal against fines.

It is the second time in a few months that Facebook is fined by a European privacy watchdog. In May, the company received a fine of 150,000 euros imposed by the French privacy guard dog as the company violated the French Data Protection Act.

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