Judgment in the “Fashion ID” case (C-40/17): operators of websites and apps are jointly liable with Facebook for the fulfilment of all obligations incumbent on data controllers according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). read more
With its “Custom Audiences” tool, Facebook promises advertisers to target both existing and potential customers directly. However, the ability of Facebook Custom Audiences to let advertisers reduce wastage when deploying their ads is just one side of the coin. The other is the fact that, ever since it was launched back in 2014, doubts have been raised as to the tool’s compliance with privacy laws, in particular by the Bavarian Data Protection Authority (BayLDA). read more
A “publicly accessible area” within the meaning of Section 6b of Germany’s Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) is an area which anyone can enter. Any restrictions on access, such as entrance tickets or proof that a person has reached the age of majority, are of no relevance to this definition. read more
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