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Europe v. Facebook Plans Suit

SOCIAL NETWORKING—EU

December 4, 2012

Austrian student group Europe v. Facebook has said it plans to challenge Facebook’s privacy policies in court, The New York Times reports. The group claims the social networking site’s changes to its privacy policy do not go far enough to comply with European data protection law. In recent times, the group has succeeded in petitioning the site to turn off its facial recognition feature in Europe and limit its retention of some data. But the group’s leader, Max Schrems, says the site “has done only about 10 percent of what we had asked them to do. Therefore, we are preparing to go to court.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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