If you thought the heat has been turned down on Facebook regarding privacy after all the trouble earlier this year, think again. BBC News is reporting that German officials are taking legal action against the social networking site.
Johannes Caspar, head of Hamburg’s Data Protection Authority, is concerned that the site is storing the data of third-parties who have not signed-up to Facebook, but whose details have been added to the site by friends, for marketing purposes.
And it’s not the first time that Germany has raised its concerns with Facebook. Earlier this year consumer protection groups in the country urged Facebook to do a U-turn on privacy, and adopt a policy of having to…
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