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Facebook ‘Like’ Button Declared Illegal In Germany

Published by pratyushkp on August 20th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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A German data protection authority is “unliking” Facebook‘s “Like” button.

The state of Schleswig-Holstein‘s data protection commissioner, Thilo Weichert, on Friday ordered state institutions to shut down the fan pages on the social networking site and remove the “Like” button from their websites, saying it leads to profiling that violates German and European law.

Facebook insisted Friday that is in full compliance with European data protection laws.

On Friday, Weichert issued a statement saying technical analysis by his office shows Facebook violated German and European data protection laws by passing content data to the social network’s servers in the U.S.

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