Facebook: International

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

    … France’s data protection authority, Commission Nationale de l’informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), has been one of the more aggressive in going after Google for alleged EU privacy violations. The regulator has turned it attention to Facebook and ordered it to comply with the French Data Protection Act or face fines. France and other EU privacy…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Landin Social- 20 readers -
  • Safe Harbor Overthrow Creates New Data Purgatory For US, EU Companies

    … The SIINDA conference in Prague I attended concluded with a panel of European publishers and lawyers discussing a range of legal and regulatory issues now facing companies operating in Europe: taxation, competition but mostly the defeat of the current Safe Harbor data transfer agreement. On the panel were, Andriani Ferti, attorney, Clifford…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Land- 17 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- 20 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- 2 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- 17 readers -
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