Italian antitrust fines Facebook 10 mn

Social media site allegedly breached consumer code

(ANSA) - Rome, December 7 - Italy's anti-trust authority said Friday that it had handed Facebook two fines adding up to 10 million euros for alleged breaches of the consumer code. The authority said that uses deception to get users to register with the platform as it does adequately and immediately inform users about the collection of data provided for commercial purposes, putting the emphasis on the free nature of the service.
    It also said Facebook uses unfair practices over the transmission of users' data to third apps and sites.
   Facebook said that its users have full control of their data. "We are examining the antitrust's decision and we hope to be able to work with them to clarify the accusations," a company spokesperson said. "People have possession and control of their personal information on Facebook".


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