Sat. Jul 11th, 2020

Facebook fined $1.6 million for improper sharing of user data

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The Brazilian Ministry of Justice said on Monday that the US technology giant was fined 6.6 million reais (about $ 1.6 million). Brazil’s consumer protection agency said it found that the data of 443,000 Facebook users had been improperly provided to the developer of an application called “thisisyourdigitallife”.

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The data was allegedly shared for “suspicious” purposes. Facebook said in an emailed statement that it was evaluating legal options in the case. Facebook says the company is focused on protecting people’s privacy and has made some changes to restrict “information that app developers can access.”

It is reported that the Cambridge Analytica abuse of Facebook user data in 2018 was reported in the media, and the Brazilian government has also launched an investigation.

Next, Facebook has 10 days to file an appeal, otherwise, it would have to pay a fine within 30 days.

Via: Reuters