Bundeskartellamt / Digital Economy (Press Release)

Bundeskartellamt prohibits Facebook from combining user data from different sources Bonn, 7 February 2019:

The Bundeskartellamt has imposed on Facebook far-reaching restrictions in the processing of user data. According to Facebook's terms and conditions users have so far only been able to use the social network under the precondition that Facebook can collect user data also outside of the Facebook website on the internet or on smartphone apps and assign these data to the user’s Facebook account. All data collected on the Facebook website, by Facebook-owned services such as e.g. WhatsApp and Instagram and on third-party websites can be combined and assigned to the Facebook user account.

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