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Germany Bans Facebook ‘Like’ Button

September 15, 2011 Leave a comment

facebook like button banned in Germany

Citing violations to the countries strict privacy laws, the Independent Center for Privacy Protection (ULD) demanded to remove all Facebook ‘like’ plugins in the German state of Schlewsing-Holstein. The ULD stated that the Facebook ‘like’ plugin infringes on the Telemedia Act and the Federal Data Protection Act as Facebook transfers data back to the US. Also, according to Thilo Weichart, employee of the the data protection in Schleswig-Holstein, the plugins illegally tracked users’ web habits.
The ULD stated: “The ULD expects all website operators in Schleswig-Holstein, that they immediately cease the data cascading over her to-use Facebook in the U.S., by disabling the appropriate services. This is not done until the end of September 2011, the ULD will take further measures. and that the maximum height is fine for violations of the TMG at 50,000 €.”
Read complete details on: ULD’s official statement on Facebook