CBP asks Facebook to suspend change privacy policy




The Data Protection Commission is going to research the new privacy policy of Facebook. The organization has been asked not to Facebook on January 1, the change to the policy but to wait for the outcome of the investigation.

CBP investigates the new policy to find out what the consequences are for the privacy of Facebook users in the Netherlands. Among others, the organization wants clarity on how Facebook obtains consent from users for use of personal data.

Facebook wants the new conditions have effect on 1 January 2015, but if the supervisor is this going to happen at a later date, once the investigation is completed. CBP notes that Facebook has a Dutch establishment and personal residents incorporated in the Netherlands, and is therefore entitled to act, in which the organization refers to a ruling of the European Court of Justice earlier this year, in Google’s case against Spain .

Facebook announced in mid-November to its terms and dates – and cookie policy change. It is mainly a simplification of existing policies: the size would be reduced by 70 percent. Many media and organizations took the policy by the clearer wording renewed under fire, for example, the use of user data from subsidiaries of Facebook, such as Instagram. This is however already since 2012 in the Privacy Policy. According to CBP give privacy terms Facebook include the right to use information and photos from Facebook profiles for commercial purposes.

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