The German Federal Court of Justice provisionally confirms allegation of a social media company abusing dominant position (Facebook)

Federal Court of Justice provisionally confirms allegation of Facebook abusing dominant position* Facebook uses terms of service that also allow for the processing and use of user data that are collected online outside the Facebook platform. The Bundeskartellamt prohibited Facebook from processing such data without additional consent given by private users. The antitrust division of the Federal Court of Justice has today decided that the Bundeskartellamt’s prohibition can be enforced. Facts of the case: Facebook Ireland Limited (in the following: Facebook) domiciled in Ireland operates the social network Facebook in Europe providing private users an online communication platform. Other affiliates of the Facebook group offer additional internet services such as, in particular,

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German Competition Authority, The German Federal Court of Justice provisionally confirms allegation of a social media company abusing dominant position (Facebook), 23 June 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 95564

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