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20 November 2017 05:57 (South Africa)

Germany institutes legal action against Facebook

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

A data protection official in Hamburg, Germany has issued a legal complaint against social network group Facebook, it was reported on Wednesday. Johannes Caspar said his data protection office has a problem with Facebook saving personal data of users who don't even subscribe to the site. Facebook faces a fine that could run to tens of thousands of Euros. Read more: AP

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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