French data watchdog fines Facebook 150,000 euros for “unfair tracking” of users

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The National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL), France’s data protecting watchdog, said Tuesday it was fining social media site Facebook 150,000-euro (166,159 U.S. dollars) for “several breaches of the French Data Protecting Act.”

‘The French regulatory body accused Facebook Inc. and Facebook Ireland of tracking web users’ activity without their consent and without having a legal basis for doing so, in order to display targeted advertising.

As part of a wider European investigation also carried out in Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and...


French data watchdog fines Facebook 150,000 euros for “unfair tracking” of users


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