Wednesday 26 June 2019

German anti-trust watchdog clamps down on Facebook’s data gathering

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Independent.ie Business Desk

Independent.ie Business Desk

Germany's antitrust watchdog today announced a crackdown on Facebook's data collection practices after ruling the world's largest social network abused its market dominance to gather information about users without their knowledge or consent.

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Facebook said it would appeal the landmark ruling by the Federal Cartel Office, the culmination of a three-year probe, saying the watchdog underestimated the competition it faced and undermined Europe-wide privacy rules that took effect last year.

More to follow.

Reuters

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