Facebook: International

  • Facebook Told To Stop Tracking Non-Users Or Face Fines In France

    … regulators, notably Belgium, have objected to the alleged practice of cookie-based tracking of non-Facebook users on third party sites through social buttons or plug-ins. According to a public statement issued by CNIL, earlier reported by TechCrunch: FACEBOOK collects, without prior information, data concerning the browsing activity of Internet…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Landin Social- 17 readers -
  • Safe Harbor Overthrow Creates New Data Purgatory For US, EU Companies

    … privacy rights — meaning individuals could sue Google, Facebook and anyone else (e.g., Banks/credit card companies) they perceive to be violating their privacy rights under EU law. Arguably in a case where data transfer involves US companies, liability would be nearly automatic; however it’s unclear how damages might be calculated. In addition…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Land- 14 readers -
  • Facebook Pushes Back Against European Privacy Onslaught

    … Facing increasingly emboldened data protection regulators in Europe, and a recent judicial setback concerning cross-border data transfers, Facebook appears to be taking a more aggressive stance on privacy and digital identity. In multiple countries the company is both seeking to educate regulators and the public while using the courts to fight…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Landin Social- 19 readers -
  • EU Taking Harder Look At $19B Facebook-WhatsApp Deal

    … European regulators have reportedly sent an unusual “second wave” of questions to a range of companies as part of its antitrust review of the pending Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp. The Wall Street Journal reports the questionnaire is “extremely detailed” and nearly 70 pages long. Facebook asked the EU for the antitrust review to avoid going…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Landin Social- 1 readers -
  • Facebook To EU: Please Review Our WhatsApp Deal

    … Usually, companies don't want to be subjected to regulatory scrutiny. However this time, it appears, Facebook is actively soliciting antitrust review of its roughly $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition from the European Commission. As explained in a Wall Street Journal article the strategy appears to be an end run around individual country…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Landin Social- 16 readers -
Get the top posts daily into your mailbox!
More from around the web