German Privacy Concerns Thwart Facebook

Aug 28, 2012

Apparently, Facebook is not totally welcome in Germany. The federation of German Consumer Organizations has sent Facebook a cease and desist letter that accuses the company of breaching German Privacy law. The consumer protection group has given Facebook until September 4 to stop automatically sharing user information with third party applications without explicit permission.

That’s not the only thing about Facebook that’s got the Germans riled up. Earlier this month, Hamburg’s privacy czar began probing into Facebook’s controversial face recognition technology and in March a court ordered Facebook to stop using user photos for ads.