PARIS: A French court has ordered Facebook to pay 30,000 euros ($34,000) over "abusive" terms-of-use agreements that people had to accept in order to access their social media accounts, the consumer group which filed the lawsuit said on Wednesday.
They will include "clear language" spelling out that Facebook makes money by allowing targeted advertising based on the contents of a user's profile, the DGCCRF agency said.
[#Facebook]— DGCCRF (@dgccrf) April 10, 2019
La #DGCCRF et la @UEFrance ont obtenu que Facebook modifie profondément ses conditions d’utilisation afin de rendre plus transparente son utilisation des données des utilisateurs européens à des fins commerciales.https://t.co/h9taUvHAF4 pic.twitter.com/WmBQA6qBJZ
"Guaranteeing the transparency of our tools and services, and providing clear information to our users, is essential for Facebook," he said.
The ruling follows similar 30,000 euro fines against Google announced last month, and Twitter in August. Both were lodged by UFC-Que Choisir.
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