German Watchdog Blasts Facebook's New Policy Changes

Law360, Los Angeles (March 22, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT) -- A German regulatory agency ripped changes implemented Thursday to Facebook Inc.'s user agreements, saying the social media giant's revised policies will further restrict users and continue to violate Germany's data protection laws.

The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information said that the changes actually place a greater burden on German Facebook users to ensure that their information is not shared with third parties and that Facebook has not clearly explained how users' data is stored and shared with advertisers.

Facebook announced last week...
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