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Ireland's DPA starts Facebook audit

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08/11/2011 by:

A spokesperson at the Irish Data Protection Commission told PL&B on 7 November that the office commenced a comprehensive audit of Facebook Ireland at the end of October.  ‘This will assess Facebook's compliance with the requirements of the Irish...

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Facebook to pay $10 million to charity

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19/06/2012 by:

Facebook Inc has agreed to settle a California lawsuit by paying $10 million to charity. Facebook was accused by five Facebook members of violating user rights in terms of them not having full control of their own names, photographs and likenesses...

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US FTC orders Facebook to correct deceptive privacy settings and apps program

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15/08/2012 by:

Following a public comment period, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has accepted as final a settlement with Facebook which says the company shall not misrepresent in any manner the extent to which it maintains privacy or security for personal...

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Ireland's DPA satisfied with Facebook Ireland implementation of best practice recommendations

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21/09/2012 by:

Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes, says that he is satisfied with the great majority of steps that Facebook Ireland (FB-I) has taken to follow his best practice recommendations.  The DPA’s report on its re-audit of Facebook,...

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Belgium’s DPA: Facebook subject to Belgian law

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19/05/2015 by:

Facebook is disregarding Belgian and European Data Protection legislation, Belgium’s Data Protection Authority says. The DPA has adopted a recommendation, as opposed to a decision, which says that this was a necessary step after months of...

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Facebook to comply with Belgium’s ruling on cookies

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03/12/2015 by:

Facebook says it has changed its practice for non-Facebook users accessing Facebook so that it will comply with the Belgian Tribunal of First Instance decision of 9 November. This means that anyone without a Facebook account in Belgium will now ha...

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CNIL gives Facebook 3 months to fix consent or face sanctions

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10/02/2016 by:

France’s Data Protection Regulator, the CNIL, has issued Facebook with a formal notice which states that it expects the company to comply with France’s Data Protection Act within three months. The issue in question is about fair collection of...

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German competition policy agency investigates Facebook for infringement of DP rules

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01/04/2016 by:

The German Bundeskartellamt has initiated proceedings against Facebook on suspicion of the company having abused its dominant market positon by infringing data protection rules. The German competition policy agency is investigating Facebook Inc.,...

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Ireland to challenge model clauses as basis for international transfers

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26/05/2016 by:

Ireland’s  Data  Protection  Commissioner is planning  to  refer the Facebook case back to  the  Court  of  Justice  of  the  European  Union  (CJEU)  to  determine  if  Facebook can  continue  to  transfer  data  from  the  EU  to  the  US  by...

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Facebook wins privacy case in Belgium

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30/06/2016 by:

The Belgium Court of Appeal has overturned the DPA’s decision on Facebook not being compliant with Belgium’s data protection law. The case concerned Facebook using a cookie to monitor non-Facebook members’ browsing habits when they visit Facebook...

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ICO to investigate WhatsApp and Facebook data sharing

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31/08/2016 by:

The ICO is concerned about WhatsApp’s plans to share more user data with Facebook in order to carry out targeted advertising. WhatsApp will share phone numbers and details of the last log-in. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said:  “The...

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