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San Marino: Guarantor fines Facebook €1M for insufficient controls relating to obtaining consent from minors

The Guarantor for the Protection of Personal Data ('Guarantor') issued, on 6 July 2021, that, following an investigation, it had fined the company, Facebook Ireland Ltd., €1 million for its violation of Articles 7 and 33 of Law No. 171 of 21 December 2018, Protection of Individuals with Regard to the Processing of Personal Data ('the Law'). In particular, the Guarantor noted that the company had not provided sufficient information in relation to the ways in which it authenticates the age of minors using its platforms and that the lack of adoption of suitable solutions, including technical and organisational measures, amounted to an infringement of the aforementioned Articles of the Law.

Moreover, the Guarantor had also ordered the company to make every reasonable effort to verify that for minors (persons aged under 16), consent is given or authorised by a parent/guardian and to respond to the authority with feedback within seven days of the date of the order.

You can download the decision, only available in Italian, here.