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Facebook fined for breach of French privacy laws

Author: Associated Press / Source: SFGate

Facebook has been fined 150,000 euros for breaching data protection rules in France. French watchdog CNIL said the the social media network had failed to prevent users’ data being accessed by advertisers. The agency had already warned the company to stop some transfers of personal data to the United States. Facebook has said it disagrees with the order.

Media: Euronews News

PARIS — France’s independent privacy watchdog fined Facebook on Tuesday for breaching French privacy laws by tracking and using the personal data of 33 million users, as well as nonusers who browse the Internet.

The National Commission on Informatics and Liberties imposed sanctions of $166,000 on the Menlo Park social networking company for failing to…

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