Winston Maxwell writes:
The panel indicates that it is misleading for social media platforms to tell consumers that the service is free. The contract should explain that the service is provided in exchange for the platform’s ability to use the consumer’s personal data to sell advertising. Privacy policies that state that IP addresses and browsing habits are not personal data are also unfair and misleading, according to the panel, because they diverge from the French legal definition of personal data.
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