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Spain accuses Facebook of misusing data of 21 million users

The AEPD accused Facebook of collecting data on political ideologies, religious beliefs, gender and personal tastes of millions of accounts in Spain.


Devdiscourse News Desk Spain
Updated: 25-03-2018 17:37 IST
Spain accuses Facebook of misusing data of 21 million users

AEPD said that Facebook’s Privacy Policy is ambiguous and unclear.

Several studies had already come to a conclusion that users no longer find Facebook attractive before the data breach by Cambridge Analytica came in the news giving a hit to the social media giant. It is now followed by another accusation by Spanish Agency for Data Protection (AEPD) of having stored and misuse the data of 21 million people without consent.

Europe has very strict laws in place to protect the privacy and personal data of people, companies that collect sensitive information must inform users about how their data will be used.

The AEPD accused Facebook of collecting data on political ideologies, religious beliefs, gender and personal tastes of millions of accounts in Spain. Facebook has denied the accusations saying that it has always complied with the laws under which European Union is governed.

AEPD recently fined Facebook in September last year for violating Organic Law of Data Protection under which European Union is governed.

AEPD said that Facebook's Privacy Policy is ambiguous and unclear, making it hard for users to understand how their data is used. AEPD is yet to announce any action on the company.

COUNTRY : Spain

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