Jul 27, 2020

Facebook takes the EU to court over privacy spat

Facebook has pushed back against a European Union investigation into its practices, taking it to court over privacy concerns. Two investigations are being carried out into Facebook to find out if it breaches competition laws. To gather information, the European Commission has demanded internal documents from Facebook that include 2,500 specific key phrases. A Facebook spokesperson stressed the company is not trying to hold up the investigation, saying the firm has been very forthcoming with information so far. He said Brussels' request for any documents which include the phrases "Big question", "Shut down" and "Not good for us" could even force Facebook to hand over confidential security assessments of its California headquarters.

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