European Commission | Facebook is misleading consumers

In the press release of 20 September 2018 the European Commission criticizes Facebook’s terms of services.  From the press release:

Regarding Facebook, there was very limited progress in the framework of the ongoing enforcement action. Facebook’s new terms of services from April contain a misleading presentation of the main characteristics of Facebook’s services.  In particular, Facebook now tells consumers that their data and content is used only to improve their overall “experience” and does not mention that the company uses these data for commercial purposes.

Commissioner Jourová said: “My patience has reached its limit. While Facebook assured me to finally adapt any remaining misleading terms of services by December, this has been ongoing for too long. It is now time for action and no more promises. If the changes are not fully implemented by the end of the year, I call on consumer authorities to act swiftly and sanction the company.” A full press release on the Airbnb action is available online. Commissioner Jourová gave a press point on these topics this morning, which can be watched here.

Over Ellen Timmer, advocaat ondernemingsrecht @Pellicaan

Verbonden aan Pellicaan Advocaten, http://www.pellicaan.nl/, kantoor Rotterdam, telefoon 088-6272287, fax 088-6272280, e-mail ellen.timmer@pellicaan.nl ||| Weblogs: algemeen: https://ellentimmer.com/ || modernisering ondernemingsrecht: http://flexbv.wordpress.com/ ||| Motto: goede bedoelingen rechtvaardigen geen slechte regels
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