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Facebook Fined $1.6 Million by Brazil for Improper Handling of User Data

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Brazil’s Ministry of Justice says it has fined Facebook 6.6 million reais ($1.6 million) for improperly sharing user data.

The ministry’s department of consumer protection said it had found that data from 443,000 Facebook users was improperly made available to developers of an App called “thisisyourdigitallife.”

Facebook said in an emailed statement that it was evaluating its legal options regarding the case.

Facebook has 10 days to appeal the decision. The fine should be paid within 30 days.

Curated from Reuters

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