The social network was fined in Spain for 1.2 million euros. It was concluded that the company collects and uses information for advertising purposes without “unequivocal, specific and informed consent”
Facebook will pay 1.2 million euros for violating the data protection law that governs in Spain. The company collects, stores and uses information for advertising purposes without the consent of users, according to the country’s justice system.
According to the Spanish Agency for Data Protection (AEPD), information on personal tastes, navigation, beliefs, ideology and gender is gathered through the use of service and even through third party pages. And Facebook does not have “unequivocal, specific and informed” consent from users to collect and use such information, according to the EDPS.
According to research carried out, it was found that the social network uses data “specially protected” for advertising purposes without the corresponding approval and this constitutes a very serious violation of the Data Protection Act.