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December 30, 2019

By Ricardo Brito

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s Ministry of Justice explained on Monday it fined U.S. tech giant Facebook Inc 6.6 million reais ($1.6 million) for improperly sharing person details.

The ministry’s department of consumer defense claimed it had identified that facts from 443,000 Facebook people was improperly built offered to builders of an App identified as “thisisyourdigitallife.”

The facts was getting shared for “questionable” applications, the ministry mentioned in a statement.

Fb claimed in an emailed assertion that it was evaluating its legal choices regarding the scenario.

“We are concentrated on shielding people’s privacy,” the enterprise mentioned, incorporating that it experienced built alterations that restricted “the facts which Application developers can access.”

The ministry mentioned the world’s largest social community unsuccessful to offer end users with satisfactory facts about default privacy options, particularly associated to knowledge of “friends” and “friends of close friends.”

The ministry explained it launched the investigation pursuing media studies of the misuse of facts by political consultancy agency Cambridge Analytica in 2018.

Facebook has 10 times to enchantment the decision. The wonderful must be paid out inside of 30 times.

(Reporting by Ricardo Brito Crafting by Gabriela Mello Editing by Louise Heavens, Susan Fenton and Dan Grebler)


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