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Germany Facebook court case: Social network lose case over privacy settings, terms of use brought by VZBZ

Germany Facebook court case: Social network lose case over privacy settings, terms of use brought by VZBZ

Facebook has lost a court case in Germany over its terms of use and default privacy settings but has already filed an appeal.

This time round, the Berlin regional court agreed with the VZBV that Facebook is breaking German data-protection law by collecting users' data without giving them the information they need to make informed choices.

The court said Facebook's default settings break the law: its mobile app automatically has users sharing their location, and users' profiles are by default findable through search engines.

The VZBV also didn't get its way over other aspects of Facebook's privacy policy and its claim that it is "free".

So it isn't just Facebook that's appealing to the Berlin Court of Appeal.

Source: www.cbsnews.com
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