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    • Italy’s competition authority has fined Facebook 10 million euros ($11.3 million) for selling users’ data without informing them.
    • Facebook “misleadingly gets people to sign up… without informing them in an immediate and adequate way of how the data they will provide will be harvested for commercial purposes,”
    • The company also does not clearly tell people about “the remunerative purpose that underlies the provision of the social network’s services, simply stressing the fact that it’s free.”
  • Facebook “aggressively” discourages users from trying to limit how the company shares their data by telling them that by doing so they risk “significant limitations”.
  • Facebook has repeatedly said it does not sell users’ data.
  • The company has faced a barrage of criticism recently for the misuse of users’ data to influence elections amid increasing calls for the company run by Mark Zuckerberg to be regulated.

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