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Facebook given 3 months to comply with French privacy act

Tuesday 9 February 2016 | 09:24 CET | News
French data protection authority Cnil has issued formal notice to Facebook to come into line with the country's Data Protection Act within 3 months or face a potential penalty. The Cnil objects to several ways in which the social networking pioneer collects personal data, including information about internet users who do not have a Facebook account. Facebook offers no tools to allow users to prevent the compilation and transfer to third parties of user-provided information, which "violates their fundamental rights and interests, including their right to respect for private life."

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Facebook
Countries: France
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