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German court temporarily suspends restrictions on Facebook data gathering

Christian Fernsby |
A German court temporarily suspended a February decision by the cartel office to order Facebook to restrict its data collection practices in Germany.

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Topics: FACEBOOK    COURT    DATA   

“The suspension of the order means that Facebook does not have to implement the decision of the Federal Cartel Office for the time being,” the Higher Regional Court in Duesseldorf said in its ruling.

Facebook appealed the landmark decision by the cartel office that the world’s largest social network abused its market dominance to gather information about users without their consent. It ordered Facebook to curb its data collection practices.

The court said its temporary injunction removing restrictions on Facebook’s data gathering would be valid until it had made a final decision on the company’s appeal.

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