The Spanish authorities have imposed on the social network Facebook a fine of 1.2 million euros for the use of personal data of users for advertising purposes, reports DW.
As reported by the Spanish data protection Agency, Facebook was collecting personal information of users not getting their “unambiguous consent” for their use, and without disclosing how this information can be used. In particular, we are talking about information such as gender, religious beliefs or personal tastes and preferences.
In turn, Facebook said that the appeal against the fine, assuring that they do not use personal user data for advertising purposes. In Facebook stressed that users of the social network determine what personal information they add to their accounts.
According to the report Facebook, the size of the company’s revenues from advertising in the second quarter of 2017 reached $9.2 billion