Spanish data watchdog Fined Facebook with 1.2 M Euros for Breaking Rules


Facebook has been fined 1.2 million euros ($1.4 million) for allegedly breaking the privacy rules in Spain that could then be used for advertising, the national data. Facebook’s privacy policy contains generic and unclear terms about it.

Spain’s information assurance guard dog said Monday it has slapped Facebook with a fine of(1.2 million euros or $1.44 million) for neglecting to keep its clients’ information being gotten to by promoters.

AEPD said it discovered three cases in which Facebook had gathered points of interest, for example, the sex, religious convictions, individual tastes and perusing the history of its a large number of Spanish clients without advising them how such data would be utilized.

Facebook did not quickly react to an email asking for input. It has gathered individual information from its clients in Spain without acquiring their “unequivocal assent” and without educating them how such data would be utilized, the Spanish Data Protection Agency said in an announcement.

“Facebook gathers information on philosophy, sex, religious convictions, individual tastes or route without obviously illuminating about the utilization and reason that it will give them,” the announcement said.

The guard dog said Facebook’s security arrangement “contains non-specific and vague terms” and it “doesn’t satisfactorily gather the assent of either its clients or nonusers, which constitutes a genuine encroachment” of information insurance rules.

The 1.2-million-euro fine is little with regards to the organization which posted promoting incomes of $9.2 billion in the second quarter, for the most part from versatile video advertisement deals.

Facebook said in an announcement that it “consciously” couldn’t help contradicting the guard dog’s decision, which it proposed to request. “As we clarified to the information assurance organization, clients pick which data they need to add to their profile and offer with others, for example, their religion. In any case, we don’t utilize this data to target adverts to individuals,” it said.

Utilizing treats, Facebook likewise gathers information from individuals who don’t have a record of the interpersonal organization, however, explore different pages containing a “like” catch, AEPD said. Facebook clients’ action can likewise be followed on outsider locales, and the data gathered added to what is as of now connected with a Facebook account, AEPD said.