• Facebook's dodgy defaults face more scrutiny in Europe

    8 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    Italy's Competition and Markets Authority has launched proceedings against Facebook for failing to fully inform users about the commercial uses it makes of their data.
    At the same time a German court has today upheld a consumer group's right to challenge the tech giant over data and privacy issues in the national courts.
    Lack of transparency
    The Italian authority's action, which could result in a fine of €5 million for Facebook, follows an earlier decision by the regulator, in November 2018 - when it found the company had not been dealing plainly with users about the underlying value...
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  • Italy watchdog threatens Facebook with another fine over improper use of data

    8 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Italy's competition watchdog said on Friday it has launched proceedings against Facebook for non-compliance with a request to correct improper commercial practices in the group's treatment of user data.
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