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Facebook fined for privacy violations

The Italian Privacy Authority fined Facebook for one million euros for the case of Cambridge Analytica which revealed the theft of personal data and the violation of the privacy of social network users.

This sanction is only the beginning, the Italian authority warned, which was based on the old Privacy Code, and remains available since last January with which the authorities had banned Facebook from continuing to use the data of Italian users of this network.

However, “new and stricter sanctions could be applied, in light of the rules of the General Data Protection Regulation,” effective since May 2018, said the president of the Guarantor Authority for the Protection of Personal Data.

The Cambridge Analytica company, based in London, that through an application of a psychological test had access to the data of more than 50 million users would have used them to try to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, according to research.

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