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How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You’ve Ever Met

In real life, in the natural course of conversation, it is not uncommon to talk about a person you may know. You meet someone and say, “I’m from Sarasota,” and they say, “Oh, I have a grandparent in Sarasota,” and they tell you where they live and their name, and you may or may not recognize them.

Source: How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You’ve Ever Met

Advocate General Rejects Facebook’s Claim of Sole Irish Jurisdiction in EU

On October 24, 2017, an opinion issued by the EU’s Advocate General Bot rejected Facebook’s assertion that its EU data processing activities fall solely under the jurisdiction of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner. The non-binding opinion was issued in relation to the CJEU case C-210/16, under which the German courts sought to clarify whether the data protection authority (“DPA”) in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein could take action against Facebook with respect to its use of web tracking technologies on a German education provider’s fan page without first providing notice.

Source: Advocate General Rejects Facebook’s Claim of Sole Irish Jurisdiction in EU

Facebook Risks EU-Wide Privacy Fights After Setback at Top Court

Facebook could be in the firing line of data privacy regulators across the European Union if the bloc’s top court follows the opinion of an adviser who said the social media giant may be policed by authorities in the country where users are based.

Source: Facebook Risks EU-Wide Privacy Fights After Setback at Top Court – Bloomberg

Facebook Is Watching You, Belgian Privacy Agency Warns in Court 

Belgium’s data privacy watchdog accuses Facebook of Big Brother-style snooping on internet users. The regulator sought a court order on Thursday forcing Facebook to stop any collection of data for advertising purposes and the provision of “misleading” information to users, under the threat of a 250,000 euro daily penalty.

Source: Facebook Is Watching You, Belgian Privacy Agency Warns in Court – Bloomberg

Social media terms ‘jargon-busted’ for teens

Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield simplified the Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp and YouTube websites’ terms and conditions with privacy law firm Schillings. But Instagram said the simplified version of its terms contained “a number of inaccuracies”.

Source: Social media terms ‘jargon-busted’ for teens – BBC News

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