France Says Facebook Must Change Data-Collection Practices

France’s data-protection regulator threatened to fine Facebook Inc. if the social-media site doesn’t change how it handles data about its users and others on the Internet, escalating a series of coordinated privacy probes into the social-network across five countries in Europe. In a 17-page order, France’s Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, or CNIL, said Facebook must within three months change a host of ways it collects and uses information about Internet users or face a sanctions proceeding that could lead to fines of up to 150,000 euros ($168,000).