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Five of Facebook's default privacy settings are illegal, says German court


Facebook's default privacy settings such as sharing location data and making profiles available to external search engines are deemed illegal. — AFP

Facebook's default privacy settings such as sharing location data and making profiles available to external search engines are deemed illegal. — AFP

A German court has found Facebook is breaching data protection rules with privacy settings that over-share by default and by requiring users to give real names.

Under German law, personal information can only be recorded and used by a company with explicit agreement from the individual.

   

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