Facebook Agrees To German Data Use Code

Law360, New York (September 8, 2011, 7:42 PM EDT) -- Facebook Inc. told Germany's interior minister Thursday that it would support a voluntary code of conduct regarding data protection for social networks, an agreement that touched off a turf war between the minister and a state privacy regulator.

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said that he had met with Facebook's director of European public policy, Richard Allan, and that Allan had endorsed Friedrich's plans to create a voluntary privacy code for social networking sites.

The meeting came several weeks after the privacy regulator for the German...
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