Reuters reports that the extensive data demanded by the European Union in its ongoing antitrust investigation into Facebook’s marketing practices has resulted in the General Court in Luxembourg suspending further data requests pending a final decision. Facebook has provided the European Commission with ‘1.7 million pages of documents’, says the news site, but has now received requests for all documents containing a range of keywords and phrases. The company asked the General Court to intervene, arguing that the terms are too broad and would capture private information. ‘The exceptionally broad nature of the Commission’s requests means we would be required to turn over predominantly irrelevant documents that have nothing to do with the Commission’s investigations’, a company counsel said. EU officials claim they are following normal procedure. Read more.
Court suspends EU data requests in Facebook investigation: company claims that the EU is ‘invading the privacy of Facebook employees’
We give innovators and regulators a forum in which to explore, debate and agree the best policies and regulatory frameworks for widest societal benefit.
Insight: Exchange: Influence
We give members a voice through conferences, symposiums and private meetings, as well as broad exposure of their differing viewpoints through articles, reports and interviews.
The new website will make it easier for you to gather fresh insights, exchange views with others and have a voice in the debateTake a look Learn more about our updates
You are seeing this because you are using a browser that is not supported. The International Institute of Communications website is built using modern technology and standards. We recommend upgrading your browser with one of the following to properly view our website:Windows
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of browsers. We also do not intend to recommend a particular manufacturer's browser over another's; only to suggest upgrading to a browser version that is compliant with current standards to give you the best and most secure browsing experience.