Robert V. Boyd reports:
Facebook’s data harvesting practices are facing yet another probe in Europe. This time the German federal competition authority (the Bundeskartellamt) is initiating proceedings — rather than it being a European Member State’s national data protection watchdog.
So rather than privacy regulations being the jumping off point for this latest probe of Facebook’s business practices, the company is being investigated ostensibly on antitrust grounds. But its data harvesting practices are being linked with German competition law on account of Facebook’s dominant market position in the country.
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