Facebook’s “Find-a-Friend” Contacts-Invitation Tool Ruled Illegal In Germany

by Greg Sterling
Facebook’s build “friend finder” bulk contacts-invitation function has been found to violate Germany’s data protection rules. The country’s highest court also called it a deceptive marketing practice and has ordered the feature disabled in Germany. The find-a-friend functionality uses a member’s contacts/address book and sends invitations to those individuals who aren’t currently on Facebook.Read the full article