Brazil Fines Facebook $1.6 Million For Improper Sharing Of User Data

Brazil Fines Facebook $1.6 Million For Improper Sharing Of User Data

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Brazil’s Ministry of Justice said on Monday it has fined U.S. tech giant Facebook Inc 6.6 million reais ($1.64 million) for improperly sharing user data.

In a statement, the ministry said the fine is the first applied to Facebook in Brazil this year and follows the misuse of data by Cambridge Analytica in 2018.

Facebook did not immediately respond to request for comment, according to report by Reuters.


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Donatus Anichukwueze is a journalism graduate from the Lagos State University, School of Communication. He's a writer with a special interest in technology, sports, entertainment and politics. He's also a through-and-through Chelsea FC fan.


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