Facebook, under siege, slams European privacy regulators

Posted in: Government & Policy at 30/04/2015 13:44

[IDG] Facebook has warned that overlapping national probes into its privacy policy could severely endanger the European Union's economy if such a fragmented strategy is continued and applied to other businesses.

The social networking company also warned that the high cost of compliance with multiple national laws, rather than with an overarching EU regime, could cause it to introduce new features more slowly or not at all.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/573788/facebook-under-siege-slams-european-privacy-regulators/
http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/573788/facebook-under-siege-slams-european-privacy-regulators/

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Facebook Warns European Privacy Regulators to Back Off
Facebook has a message for privacy regulators across Europe: You're endangering the EU.

Richard Allan, the Menlo Park, Calif. company's, head policy official in Europe, said in an opinion piece published Wednesday that the series of probes from national regulators risks fragmenting Europe's regulatory landscape, strangling companies by forcing them to deal with regulators from Athens to Zagreb.
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/04/29/facebook-warns-european-privacy-regulators-to-back-off/

Facebook says EU's privacy investigations hurt innovation, economy
The world's largest social network has a message for the European Union: stay the course or risk hurting our users.

In a lengthy editorial published Wednesday, Facebook's vice president of public policy in Europe, Richard Allan, issued a retort to European regulators who have started investigations into the company's privacy practices. Allan argues that the many countries now investigating Facebook are undermining European law and could ultimately hurt both Facebook's users and smaller Internet companies trying to become the next Facebook.
http://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-says-eus-privacy-investigations-hurt-innovation-economy/

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