Facebook criticizes European privacy regulators

Facebook has warned that overlapping national probes into its privacy policy could severely endanger the European Union’s economy if such a fragmented strategy is continued and applied to other businesses.

Data protection authorities from Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany in February formed a task force to deal with Facebook’s new privacy policy, introduced late January. They suspect that the new policy violates EU privacy laws. French, Spanish and Italian authorities later joined the group.

Country: EU

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Industry

Tags: social networks, EU law, data protection authority, privacy

Posted on Wednesday 29 April 2015

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