A Norwegian consumer protection agency is preparing a legal challenge to Facebook and other social networking companies, accusing them of operating “in a legal vacuum and irrespective of norms and standards”.
Forbrukerrådet, the Norwegian Consumer Council, has studied the privacy policies and terms and conditions of social networking sites and says that many do not properly protect Norwegian users and do not comply with Norwegian law.
“There are general principles of fair contracts and privacy that must apply also in an online environment,” said the Consumer Council’s assistant director Hans Marius Graasvold. “Nothing has changed in that respect, except the online entrepreneurs at one point just stopped caring about the law.”
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