At the beginning of last year, the global social network giant Facebook was found to leak a large amount of user privacy. This incident is also the Cambridge analysis event used by the outside world. Facebook still acquiesced in the case of knowing that there was an abuse of user data in Cambridge analysis, and eventually found Facebook to close the relevant permissions of Cambridge analysis. Even so, there are still thousands of user data stolen, so Facebook has been thoroughly investigated by relevant regulatory agencies in many countries and regions around the world.
After several years of investigation, Italian regulators have already fined Facebook for the Cambridge analysis, but the fine is only 1 million euros. For Facebook, the fine of 1 million euros is too small, but according to the Italian legal provisions at the time, this is already the highest penalty ceiling.
Italy has now updated the legal provisions and the EU General Data Protection Regulations have also been implemented, although the fines are still calculated according to the previous terms. Italian regulators said that about 210,000 Italian users were at risk in the Cambridge analysis, and the initial fine was only 52,000 euros. However, the regulator decided to overturn the previous fines and re-define the fine according to Facebook’s user size, economic conditions and the number of Italian users.