Facebook ordered to pay 30,000 euros in France over ‘abusive’ usage terms
- Vanguard NG
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 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.
“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.