Government agencies and police forces are using targeted social media ads based on protected characteristics and stereotypical traits to reach minority groups, raising ethical concerns.
The Court of Hague in The Netherlands has ruled that Facebook, operated by Meta, must reveal the identity of an anonymous user accused of defamation, marking a potential shift in user privacy and accountability on social media platforms.
Websites for mental health crisis resources across the country—which promise anonymity for visitors, many of whom are at a desperate moment in their lives—have been quietly sending sensitive visitor data to Facebook
British police shared sensitive data collected from individuals reporting sexual offences and domestic abuse crimes on their websites with Facebook for targeted advertising.
Irish DPA has issued a record fine of €1.2 billion to Meta, for violations related to the transfer of users' personal data from the EU to the US.
NOYB has launched a series of complaints against Germany's major political parties for violating EU data protection rules during the 2021 election campaign.
Austrian Data Protection Authority has declared that Facebook's tracking pixel violates the GDPR and the latest CJEU decision on transatlantic data flows.
The Amsterdam district court has ruled that Facebook violated Dutch law by unlawfully processing the personal data of users based in the Netherlands for almost a decade.