Facebook fines from the Italian Competition Authority

AA | Thursday, February 18, 2021 – 17:44 | Last Updated: 18 02 2021 – 17:44

The Italian Competition Authority stated that the social media platform Facebook was fined 7 million euros for failing to comply with instructions to terminate the inappropriate use of user data.

In the statement made by the Italian Competition Authority, in November 2018, Facebook decided that its users were not adequately informed about the collection and use of the information they provided for commercial purposes, and asked to have this corrected and to publish a special correction notice on the site home page for users in Italy. was reminded that he gave.

In the statement, it was stated that the social media platform that did not comply with these instructions was fined 7 million Euros.

The Competition Authority fined 5 million euros in addition to the instructions in its first decision on Facebook in November 2018.

In the news of the Italian ANSA agency, a Facebook manager who evaluated the decision stated that they took into account the final decision of the Competition Authority, but they expected the conclusion of their objection to the Council of State regarding the first decision.