Meta fined €3.5m in Italy over data use and transparency

05/06/2024 | AGCM

On Wednesday, 5 June 2024, the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) fined Meta €3.5 million for unfair commercial practices that violated the Italian Consumer Code. The AGCM issued the decision following a 13-month investigation, after which the regulator concluded Meta had failed to provide new users with clear information during registration concerning the collection and use of their personal data for commercial purposes. The AGCM also found Meta provided insufficient information to existing users about why their accounts had been suspended and how they could appeal the decision.

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