Facebook has faced more international legal action, after the French privacy watchdog fined the company 150,000 Euros. The ruling was made after the social media platform was judged to have created a â€śmassive compilation of personal data of internet users in order to display targeted advertisingâ€ť, something which the French watchdog went against privacy laws. It was also noted that Facebook has gathered data of â€śbrowsing activity of internet users on third-party websitesâ€ť without permission. Facebook argued against the ruling, saying that it â€śrespectfully disagreedâ€ť with the decision, adding that user privacy was â€śat the heartâ€ť of everything it did. Meanwhile, similar investigations are taking place in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain, based on the violation of user privacy laws.