Italian regulator fines Facebook £8.9m for misleading users
Facebook has been fined €10m (£8.9m) by Italian authorities for misleading users over its data practices.
The two fines issued by Italy’s competition watchdog are some of the largest levied against the social media company for data misuse, dwarfing the £500,000 fine levied by the British Information Commissioner’s Office in September – the maximum that body is able to issue.
The Italian regulator found that Facebook had breached articles 21, 22, 24 and 25 of the country’s consumer code by:
Misleading users in the sign-up process about the extent to which the data they provide would be used... read more
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