Facebook Is Using Your Data Whether You Like It Or NotPosted on November 28, 2011 by ReadWriteWeb in Social Media
The European Commission is cracking down on the way Facebook gathers information about European users. A new EC Directive will ban targeted advertising unless users specifically say they want it. This is great news for European Facebook users, especially after the case of 24-year-old Austrian law student Max Schrems who, in late October, started an online campaign aimed at forcing Facebook to abide by European data privacy laws.
The real question is: Why isn’t this happening in America? All 800 million Facebook users agree to let the company use their personal information.