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…

    Marketing Landin Social- 9 readers -
  • 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 -
  • 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- 17 readers -
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