Regional data protector demands Facebook plug-in deletions

Monday 22 August 2011 | 09:52 CET | News
The German data protection commissioner's office ULD calls on all institutions in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany to shut down their fan pages on Facebook and remove social plug-ins such as the "like"-button from their websites. After a thorough legal and technical analysis ULD comes to the conclusion that such features are in violation of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), respectively the Data Protection Act of Schleswig-Holstein (LDSG SH).

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Companies: Facebook
Countries: Germany
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