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The AEPD sanctions Facebook with 1.2 million euros

09/11/2017

The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has imposed a fine of € 1,200,000 on Facebook because it uses for advertising purposes, among other uses, specially protected data such as ideology, sex or religious beliefs, without express authorization of the user. Facebook collects data derived from users browsing the platform and third-party sites, even without having an active session, without actually being able to know what information is collected from them or for what purpose.

Finally, the Spanish Agency for Data Protection has verified that Facebook does not completely eliminate personal data when they are no longer useful or when a user expressly requests it.