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The Federal cartel office employs Facebook's new borders

After the view of the Bundeskartellamt, miss Facebook needs its market power. Therefore, the authority calls an "internal unbundling". The litigation could drag on - and Facebook, in the meantime, the facts.

"We take the case of Facebook, for the future, a kind of inner unbundling for data." That is, the direction of impact, with the help of the President of the Federal cartel office, Andreas Mundt, said the decision of his authority: Facebook should not so simple data to user profiles add, not derived even from the use of Facebook itself, but, for example, arise, if Facebook users, Instagram or WhatsApp or on the Websites of the on-the - go.

This collection and utilization of data "from third-party sources" is allowed to continue, in principle - but only if users agree to explicitly and voluntarily. "Voluntary" does not mean for the Federal cartel office: The previous approach of Facebook to make such approvals, the membership in the social network in General, depending on, would be in order. Anyone who does not agree, they should not be excluded from Facebook in spite of each of the services.

Torsten Beermann, WDR, on the decision of the Federal cartel office
tagesschau 12:00 PM, 07.02.2019

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