Canada's competition guard said Tuesday he had fined Facebook Inc $ 9 million ($ 6.5 million) after an investigation found that the social network had "misleading" claims about Canadians' personal information on Facebook and Messenger had set up.
The competition office found that Facebook's privacy claims disagree with the way in which users' personal information was shared with some third-party developers.
"Although we disagree with the Commissioner's conclusions, we resolve this matter by entering into an agreement of consent and not contesting the conclusions for the purposes of this agreement," said a Facebook spokesman.
The world's largest social network has been widely criticized by lawmakers and regulators for its privacy practices. It was agreed to pay a record $ 5 billion fine last year to conduct a data protection investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission.
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