According to the report, Spain alleged Facebook for the violation of the data, the authorities of the country fined for $1.44 million on the violation of data of its users. The company is alleged for collecting the personal data of the users in the country without any asking or informing the users and use the data for multi purpose.
According to Mark Scott, Politico’s Chief Politics correspondent, the French, German, and Dutch governments are investigating how the social media giant hold the contacts and details of a user and used the data of the citizen without any permission.
No word from FB yet, though they’ll likely say they follow all the local rules & that Irish DPA is the only one w/ powers over them
— Mark Scott (@markscott82) September 11, 2017
The Spanish data protection authority blamed the Facebook has some “generic and unclear terms,” that not defines the boundary of concerns of the users and collect the data of its users. The Facebook has plans to appeal against the rule and fine. Reports states that one of a Facebook spokesperson said:
We take note of the DPA’s decision with which we respectfully disagree. Whilst we value the opportunities we’ve had to engage with the DPA to reinforce how seriously we take the privacy of people who use Facebook, we intend to appeal this decision. As we made clear to the DPA, users choose which information they want to add to their profile and share with others, such as their religion. However, we do not use this information to target adverts to people.
Facebook has long complied with EU data protection law through our establishment in Ireland. We remain open to continuing to discuss these issues with the DPA, whilst we work with our lead regulator the Irish Data Protection Commissioner as we prepare for the EU’s new data protection regulation in 2018.