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Germany: Facebook reportedly faces multiple data probes: Bloomberg

 |  February 3, 2019

According to Bloomberg, Facebook is days away from receiving the final ruling in a German probe into how the social network uses peoples data.

The Federal Cartel Office, Germany’s antitrust regulator, may issue the ruling as early as next week, said Bloomberg. The regulator will order Facebook to change its contracts to stop making users agree to the data collection in question, one of the people said.

The probe is one of many that the social networking company faces over the handling of customer data throughout Europe. An Irish data-protection commissioner said in an interview last week that her agency currently had seven separate investigations into Facebook.

The German probe is targeting the way Facebook collects information on how users surf the internet to drive its advertising revenue. The Bundeskartellamt, the regulator’s German name, has been probing the terms since 2016 and last year several times postponed the final decisions.

Full Content: Bloomberg

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