Mon, Feb. 22, 2010

Data Inspector General Confronts Facebook

CK - Washington.   Commissar Peter Schaar as the head of the federal data protection agency singled out Facebook as a major mischief maker. His February 20, 2010 radio interview is available for download and has been reported widely in German media.

While acknowledging that users are their own first line of defense, Schaar noted that Facebook opened an office in Germany and needs to abide by German data protection law.

Facebook's practice of phishing contact data from mobile phones and then triggering communications with such contacts without aporopriate disclosure violates German law, he argues.


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