• Facebook Illegally Used Personal Data In Germany, Court Says

    4 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    Facebook used personal data of German citizens in an illegal manner, a Berlin regional court ruled on Monday, concluding that the Mountain View, California-based Internet giant didn't obtain the consent to do so from its users in an appropriate manner, i.e. by asking for it while clearly informing them about its practices. A copy of the ruling has been shared by the Federation of German Consumer Organisations earlier today, revealing that the competent court found Facebook's privacy practices to be in violation of some consumer protections in the European country. The court dismissed a...
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  • German court says Facebook's privacy settings and use of personal data are illegal

    4 monthes ago - By Beta News

    Facebook is no stranger to privacy-related controversy, and now a German court has ruled that the social networks' use of personal data is illegal. The court in Berlin also said that Facebook's default privacy settings violate German consumer law. The case was brought by the federation of German consumer organisations which said Facebook failed to provide its users with sufficient information, and also that people were automatically opted into to features. See also: Facebook is testing a 'downvote' option - just don't call it a dislike button Facebook accused of violating city campaign...
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