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ALERTS: GERMANY - UNILATERAL PRACTICES - DOMINANCE - ABUSE - SANCTION - INJUNCTIONS

Germany: The German Competition Authority sanctions a social network for an abusive exploitation which consists in combining users’ personal data from various sources and without their consent (Facebook)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Bundeskartellamt punishes Facebook for misuse of combining personal data of users from different sources without their consent On 6 February 2019, the Bundeskartellamt issued a decision - in many respects unprecedented - in which it found Facebook to be abusing its dominant position in the German social networking market and imposed injunctions on it. However, the German competition authority does not impose any financial penalties on the most popular social network. This decision is at the crossroads of competition law and data protection law. Abusive exploitation lies in the use of contractual clauses concerning the collection of personal data. The

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Alain Ronzano, Germany: The German Competition Authority sanctions a social network for an abusive exploitation which consists in combining users’ personal data from various sources and without their consent (Facebook), 7 February 2019, Concurrences N° 2-2019, Art. N° 89574, www.concurrences.com

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