Since 2019, the European Union has launched a series of investigations against Facebook
Facebook Corporation has filed a lawsuit against EU antitrust officials regarding a possible breach of the personal data of its employees. This was reported by the company’s press service.
Since 2019, the European Union has launched a series of investigations against Facebook. One of them focuses on its data set, the other – on its own virtual trading platform, which is used for buying and selling by 800 million users in 70 countries of the world.
Since then, the company has provided the European Commission with 315,000 documents on 1.7 million pages. According to Facebook, the requests of the European Commission are so extensive that they have to hand over documents that have nothing to do with the Commission’s investigation. In particular, confidential personal information about employees’ medical records, personal financial papers and personal information about their family members. “We believe such requests should be considered by the courts of the European Union,” said Tim Lamb, deputy general manager for the competition on Facebook.
In addition to two lawsuits against the European Commission, Facebook has also applied to the European Court of Justice with a request to freeze the transfer of the document to Brussels for a decision on these complaints.
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The US Federal Trade Commission is investigating possible violations of Facebook’s privacy concerns. Another investigation is being conducted against the IT giant by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The US Department of Justice, in turn, is studying Facebook’s transactions with business partners in transferring user data to them.
On 17 June, activists of several NGOs called on brands to stop advertising on Facebook. The social network is accused of failing to protect users from hateful rhetoric. Facebook is reportedly not fighting enough anti-protector provocations, racism, hatred and dissolution before the upcoming presidential election. Many big brands have already joined the boycott.
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