The news was first reported by the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, German regulators are going to request Facebook changes in its platforms aimed at
The German watchdog want to ask the social network giant to change the way it collects and shares users’ personal data to be compliant with privacy laws.
The Federal Cartel Office is monitoring Facebook’s conduct since at least 2015, focusing on the way the company gathers data and share it with third-party apps, including WhatsApp, Instagram.
“Germany’s antitrust watchdog plans to order Facebook to stop gathering some user data, a newspaper reported on Sunday.” reported the Reuters.
“The Federal Cartel Office, which has been investigating Facebook since 2015, has already found that the social media giant abused its market dominance to gather data on people without their knowledge or consent.”
At the time, it is not clear how Facebook will have to comply with the German request. Experts believe the German watchdog will set a deadline for compliance rather than urging to immediately apply the changes.
“A Facebook spokeswoman said the company disputes the watchdog’s findings and will continue to defend this position.” concludes the Reuters.
(SecurityAffairs – Facebook, German watchdog)