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1/14/2019
12:15 PM
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Facebook Faces Action From German Watchdog

German antitrust regulators prepare to require changes from Facebook regarding privacy and personal information.

According to an article in German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, German regulators will soon present Facebook with a list of changes it must make in the way it collects and shares users' personal data if it wants to stay on the good side of privacy laws.

The Federal Cartel Office has been looking into Facebook since at least 2015, concentrating much of its investigation into the way Facebook collects and shares data with third-party apps.

According to Reuters, it's expected that the agency will set a deadline for compliance rather than require immediate action. A Facebook spokesman said the company disputes the agency's findings.

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NathanDavidson
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NathanDavidson,
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2/1/2019 | 10:28:39 PM
Users to be on guard
Data breaches and Facebook have an inevitable connection. This is an undesired relationship that has risen of late which obviously worries users and associated investing companies. However, users should not be surprised as a rising number of users themselves are the ones being too complacent about their own online activities.
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1/25/2019 | 10:24:49 PM
About time!
I'm surprised that something like this wasn't requested from Facebook already sometime last year after the big inquisition of Mark Zuckerberg in court. In any case, it's a good move forward and I think that people will appreciate knowing that such personal data and information and not to mention media will be safe in storage online somewhere! 
RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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1/14/2019 | 2:04:08 PM
Deadline for Compliance
My assumption is that FaceBook will yield to these expectations, the question is will they make these advocations for privacy global within their platform or solely for the German facing hosts.
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