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Austrian Group To File Complaint with DPC

SOCIAL NETWORKING—IRELAND & AUSTRIA

August 26, 2011

The Austrian-based lobby group "Europe v Facebook" will soon file a complaint with Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) over a certain Facebook feature, TheJournal.ie reports. The group wants the DPC to investigate the legality of the site's "like" button, the report states. Last week, the privacy regulator for the German state of Schleswig-Holstein told website owners in that state to remove social plug-ins such as the "like" button from their sites, saying it violates state and federal laws. A spokesperson for the Irish DPC said it would look into "different aspects of Facebook Ireland's compliance with Irish data protection law" if it received a complaint. 
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