Spain Slaps Facebook with a 1.2 Million Euro Privacy Violation FineThree infringements - one 'very serious' - of the country's data protection law are cited by the Spanish regulatory agency.
Facebook got slapped with a 1.2 million euro fine by Spain's data and privacy enforcement agency, the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD).
The AEPD, which enforces the Organic Law on Data Protection (LOPD) regulations, claims Facebook raked up one "very serious" LOPD infringement and two "serious" infringements.
In the "very serious" case, the AEPD alleges Facebook collected privacy protected data, such as religious beliefs, sex, ideology, personal tastes, and sites visited, without clearly notifying users beforehand.
Read more about the Facebook fine here.
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