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Group To Sue Social Networking Site

CONSUMER PRIVACY—GERMANY

December 10, 2012

A group of German consumer organizations is planning to sue Facebook over allegations the company shares personal data with third-party app makers without getting users’ explicit consent, IDG News Service reports. The Federation of German Consumer Organizations (VZBV) asked the company to change its App Center privacy practices in July and now says the practices have not improved, the report states. A Facebook spokeswoman defended the company’s practices. The VZBV expects a hearing to commence next summer.
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