Facebook Privacy Blasted by German Data Protection Official
A German data protection official is taking Facebook to task, accusing the social networking site of violating the country's strict privacy laws.A German data protection official has started legal proceedings against Facebook due to privacy concerns. Johannes Caspar, head of the Hamburg office for data protection, accused the social networking site of illegally accessing and saving personal data of non-users, according to the Associated Press. Caspar said his office has begun taking legal steps that could end in Facebook being fined thousands of euros for saving information belonging to people who haven't granted the site access to their data.
"We consider the saving of data from third parties, in this context, to be against data privacy laws," Caspar said in a statement.