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Facebook fined 150,000 euros by French data watchdog

Facebook has been fined 150,000 euros ($166,000) by France's data protection watchdog for failing to prevent its users' data being accessed by advertisers. Watchdog CNIL said its fine - which was imposed on both Facebook Inc and Facebook Ireland - was part of a wider European investigation also being carried out in Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Germany into some of Facebook's practices. The 150,000 euro fine is small in the context of the company, which has quarterly revenue of about $8 billion and a stock market…