Facebook sanctioned in Europe over data collection
France's data privacy regulatory arm announced it's fining Facebook 150,000 euros for violating data privacy standards. The group says Facebook used consumers' data, without a legal basis, to help advertisers target ads, and employed an unfair and opaque tracking technique through a cookie called "datr." Belgium has announced similar conclusions.
Still to come: France and Belgium are part of a group of countries currently reviewing data policy policies. Spain and Germany are still reviewing Facebook's policies.