Could get interesting
Especially after the Belgian Data Protection ruling last week with the €350,000 per day penalty that Facebook got over the tracking of people without consent.
Austria's highest court is poised to consider whether the Schrems vs Facebook case should be granted class-action status. Complainant Max Schrems, who has tirelessly campaigned against Facebook's alleged privacy violations, said that the claims of thousands of others needed to be heard in court. "It would not make a lot of …
> If you don't like the privacy terms, DON'T USE FACEBOOK.
You should try reading just a little about the case and about Farcebook. I'm watching developments here while I decide what to do. I do not use Farcebook, but I know for a fact that they are collecting and using information about me (because I know other
users idiots mention me in posts and tag me in photos etc*. And in contravention of EU law, it's now clear that Farcebook exports that data to the USA.
And then there's the tracking tech that tracks users across different websites - as in the site only needs to have their tracking tech (aka the "Like" button), I don't need to click it. So without me actually providing any information, and most definitely without any consent whatsoever, it's probably safe to say that Farcebook has built up a fairly detailed profile of me. That alone is illegal under EU law, exporting it to the USA makes it doubly illegal.
* I assume at least one idiot has uploaded their address book - so there's probably my name, address, phone numbers, and email addresses. Add a couple more and they can link my home and work stuff, then link me to the idiots at work who do use Farcebook, and so on and so on.
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