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European Privacy Regulators Take Coordinated Action Against Facebook

An anonymous reader writes: European privacy regulators from as number of countries has made a coordinated action against Facebook for violating data protection laws. The French CNIL has sanctioned Facebook with a 150,000 EUR fine, and the regulator from Netherlands is considering a similar action. Regulators are concerned with new privacy policies of Facebook, lack of transparency, cookie handling and tracking Facebook users on third-party sites — all without user knowledge or control. Such coordinated move is unprecedented in the history of European data protection regulators.


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