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Dutch regulator says Facebook violating privacy law

Tuesday 16 May 2017 | 14:13 CET | News
Facebook is not operating in line with Dutch privacy law when it comes to processing data from its some 9.6 million users in the Netherlands, according to the Dutch data protection regulator AP. The regulator looked at how Facebook uses personal data for advertising purposes, including sensitive details such as users' religion or politics, race, sexual activity, union membership or criminal record. The AP found that Facebook has not informed users well enough over how it uses their personal data, including not obtaining explicit permission for using sensitive details.

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Companies: Facebook
Countries: Netherlands
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