European Data Protection Digest

Germany Stern On Privacy

ONLINE PRIVACY

December 9, 2011

The Atlantic reports on Germany's relationship with Facebook and Google when it comes to privacy. Hamburg's privacy commissioner filed a legal complaint against Facebook for storing data on nonsubscribers to the social networking site, and German opposition to Google's Street View resulted in the company abandoning the project there. The country "is offering remarkable resistance when it comes to data protection issues...The sense of condemnation coming from state privacy agencies is strong," the report states.
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