Google, Facebook, Twitter Sued In France Over Data Policies

Law360, New York (March 25, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT) -- A French consumer group launched a suit in Paris court Tuesday accusing Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. of disseminating unlawful and confusing user agreements that give the companies too much leeway to collect and share user data.

In a suit filed with the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris, the UFC-Que Choisir alleges that the three online giants have violated French privacy law by posting terms of use that are “inaccessible, unreadable, filled with hyperlinks” and allow for the widespread collection, modification, conservation and...
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