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DATA PROTECTION: Spanish Data Protection Authority fines Facebook €1.2 million for data protection infringements

The Spanish Data Protection Authority, following an investigation, has found that Facebook processes data, including sensitive data, for advertising purposes without obtaining adequate consent; it also found that Facebook does not delete users’ data when requested to do so or where the data becomes no longer relevant. The Spanish Data Protection Authority’s findings, and subsequent fine handed down to Facebook, represent the consequences of broader changes to how data processors are viewed within the EU.

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