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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

How the GDPR will disrupt Google and Facebook

Google and Facebook will be unable to use the personal data they hold for advertising purposes without user permission. This is an acute challenge because, contrary to what some commentators have assumed, they cannot use a “service-wide” opt-in for everything. Nor can they deny access to their services to users who refuse to opt-in to tracking. Some parts of their businesses are likely to be disrupted more than others.

Source: How the GDPR will disrupt Google and Facebook | PageFair

A top EU official is pressing Apple, Facebook, on privacy and hate speech

One of the European Union’s leading regulators is making a house call to Silicon Valley this week. Her agenda: A series of meetings with the likes of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg to press the tech industry on privacy, hate speech and consumer protection.

Source: A top EU official is pressing Apple, Facebook, on privacy, hate speech – Recode

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