- German court holds Facebook’s data consent methods to be non-compliant
- Original news
- What was the background to and issues arising in this case?
- What did the German courts decide?
- Under EU-wide GDPR laws (once applicable) would the position have been different?
- What has Facebook’s response been to the judgment?
Information Law analysis: Methods used by Facebook to obtain users’ consent for the use of their personal data violated Germany’s data protection laws, a German court has ruled. Nils Müller, senior associate, and Steffen Morawietz, associate, at Eversheds Sutherland (Germany) comment on the ruling, which is not yet legally binding, and say that once the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in force, the requirements for Facebook and others will be even higher.
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