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Facebook fined 6.6 million reais in Brazilian data breach probe

By Ana Paula Candil
  • 23 Aug 2022 20:12
  • 23 Aug 2022 21:03
Facebook was fined 6.6 million reais ($1.29 million) today by the Brazilian consumer protection authority for its involvement in a data breach linked to Cambridge Analytica.
The National Consumer Secretariat, or Senacon, in 2019 imposed the same fine amount on Facebook (see here), but cancelled that decision to fix a procedural

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Ana Paula Candil

Senior Correspondent, Latin America

Ana Paula joined MLex in Brazil in 2014 writing about antitrust investigations and merger reviews. Prior to that, she worked for several trade publications and in TV. She lived in Washington DC, where she worked for Al Jazeera English in 2010. She studied journalism and holds a postgraduate diploma in International Business Management from the George Brown College in Toronto and a Master of Business Administration diploma in government relations from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).

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