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Brazil Fines Facebook For Sharing User Information

Brazil says Facebook shared user data with "questionable" purposes with an app.
Posted at 1:31 PM, Dec 30, 2019

Brazil announced it's fining Facebook more than one million dollars for improperly sharing user data.

The $1.6 million fine comes after a 2018 investigation by the country's Ministry of Justice found that the data of more than 400,000 Facebook users had been shared for "questionable" purposes with the developers of an app called "thisisyourdigitallife."

The ministry argues Facebook did not provide users with necessary information regarding default privacy settings.

Facebook has not responded to media requests for comment. According to Reuters, Facebook has 10 days to appeal this decision.