Germany initiates legal action in response to Facebook policy
A German data protection official started legal proceedings against Facebook Inc., which he accused of illegally accessing and saving personal data of people who don’t use the social networking site.
Johannes Caspar, head of the Hamburg office for data protection, said the agency had initiated legal steps that could result in Facebook being fined tens of thousands of euros for saving private information of individuals who don’t use the site and haven’t granted it access to their details. Facebook has until Aug. 11 to respond formally to the legal complaint against it. Its response will determine whether the case goes further.