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Hamburg data protection officer to investigate Facebook privacy settings

Wednesday 21 March 2018 | 15:42 CET | News
Caspar criticized this practice of granting apps access to information on other users, saying it has the potential to turn Facebook friends into "potential accomplices in data abuse", wrote Heise. Users will have to explicitly opt-in to this practice after the EU's new data protection law (GDPR) goes into effect on 25 May, said Caspar. The commissioner said his office will investigate whether Facebook complies with these opt-in rules.

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