Facebook: Legal

  • Senate launches inquiry into allegations of slanted Facebook Trending Topics

    After the story broke of possible rigging in Facebook’s Trending Topics, with news being purposely swept under the rug in favor of promoting content of another agenda, Facebook has gotten itself into more hot water. Today, Gizmodo has followed up on the story, acknowledging that the US Senate Commerce Committee, a government entity responsible for overseeing Internet communic ...

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  • 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- 15 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- 13 readers -
  • Facebook Pushes Back Against European Privacy Onslaught

    … and improving the user experience. For both Facebook and Google the legal and regulatory issues in Europe are complex and complicated. The largely unregulated atmosphere of data collection in the US is disdained in Europe. European regulators are trying to find ways to enable the public to have more control over personal data. However that effort is muddied…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Landin Social- 18 readers -
  • European Union Approves Facebook’s WhatsApp Acquisition

    … The European Union’s antitrust authority today approved Facebook’s acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp, clearing the way for the social network to complete its $19 billion cash and stock transaction. “We have carefully reviewed this proposed acquisition and come to the conclusion that it would not hamper competition in this dynamic…

    Martin Beck/ Marketing Landin Social Facebook- 16 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 -
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