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Facebook Facing German Complaint

SOCIAL NETWORKING—GERMANY

July 12, 2010

Facebook says it is reviewing a letter sent by Hamburg, Germany data protection officials last week and "will respond to it within the given time frame," PCWorld reports. Johannes Caspar, the head of Hamburg's data protection agency, last week took legal action against the company, alleging the social networking service illegally accessed personal information about people who do not use the site. Caspar said his office has received complaints from many people who were allegedly contacted by Facebook because users had listed their names and e-mail addresses among their personal contacts. The company has until August 11 to respond.
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