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Facebook Execs, Activist Meeting Today

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February 6, 2012

A 24-year-old Austrian law student is scheduled to meet today with two Facebook executives to discuss what he believes are "illegal practices of collecting and marketing users' personal data, often without consent," The New York Times reports. Max Schrems, whose efforts grew into the grassroots Europe Versus Facebook movement, described his disquiet about Facebook's collection and retention of data by saying, "We in Europe are oftentimes frightened of what might happen someday." Facebook has issued a statement that its practices are in line with EU law, noting users may obtain a copy of their Facebook information through their account settings, the report states. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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