Facebook’s privacy policy breaches European law, report finds

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by hawki, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    "A report commissioned by the Belgian privacy commission has found that Facebook is acting in violation of European law, despite updating its privacy policy..............

    “Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (SRR) contains a number of provisions which do not comply with the Unfair Contract Terms Directive. These violations were already present in 2013, and they are set to persist in 2015,” wrote the authors.

    According to the report, Facebook’s policies around profiling for third-party advertising do not “meet the requirements for legally valid consent”, while the social network “fails to offer adequate control mechanisms” with regard to the use of user-generated content for commercial purposes."

    http://www.theguardian.com/technolo...acy-policy-breaches-european-law-report-finds
     
  2. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    As if privacy policy is relevant to this the most un-private website ever conceived.
     
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