France Knocks Yellow Pages’ Use Of Social Network Info

Law360, New York (September 30, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT) -- France's data privacy watchdog told the company behind the country's Yellow Pages last week that it should not have included personal information from Facebook, Twitter and other social networks on its online directory without users' consent.

The country's National Commission for Data Protection, or CNIL, ruled Sept. 21 that it was unfair for PagesJaunes Groupe to collect and post on its website individuals' information from other sites because the individuals had not permitted the company to do so.

PagesJaunes indexed about 34 million profiles from Facebook,...
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