Facebook Is Under Pressure after Breaching Collection of Data Policy in Europe

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Facebook is known for collecting a large number of data of its users and the company has come under extreme scrutiny in Europe after the company failed to inform the customers about the collection of their data.

According to a recent report from The New York Times, officials in France and the Netherlands have mentioned that the company has failed to comply with the countries’ respective laws. As a result of thie violation, France’s Data Authority has issued a fine of €150,000 for collecting large number of data without users’ consent.

The official statement said, “The Facebook Group uses sensitive personal data from users without their explicit consent. For example, data relating to sexual preferences were used to show targeted advertisements.”

This latest fines come after several reports claimed that Facebook is being monitored in several other countries for helping several fake news stories go viral. In order to inform users, the company introduced a series of advertisement in newspaper to stop the spread of misinformation.

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