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Italy threatens to fine Facebook in data fight

 |  January 26, 2020

Italy’s antitrust authority on Friday, January 24, started a procedure against Facebook for failing to comply with recommendations filed by the authority on November 29, 2018, over deceptive information on data use.

The watchdog said in a statement that it established that Facebook failed to give adequate information about the collection and commercial use of data when users registered on the social network.

The authority stated the lack of information persists and that Facebook has not published a statement to rectify the situation. The regulators’s procedure against Facebook could lead to a fine of up to €5 million (US$5.5 million).

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