Aug 272012
 
 August 27, 2012  Business, Non-U.S.

Associated Press reports:

A consumer protection group [in] Germany has sent Facebook a ‘cease and desist’ letter that claims the social-networking website breaches German privacy law.

The Federation of German Consumer Organizations says Facebook has one week to stop automatically giving third party applications information about its users without their explicit consent.

The group said in a statement Monday that if Facebook fails to comply by Sept. 4 it will sue the California company.

Read more on The News Tribune

Getting sued by a consumer protection group isn’t great, but it doesn’t sound as serious as if the government itself goes after them.

Or is that next?

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