Germany's Federation of German Consumer Organisations, vzbv, has announced its data protection complaints against Facebook were ruled valid by the highest state court, Kammergericht. In 2018, vzbv brought forward 26 alleged violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation stemming from Facebook's privacy settings and part of its terms and conditions. Kammergericht's ruling paves the way for vzbv to take legal action against Facebook for its violations. Meanwhile, TechCrunch reports Italy’s Competition and Markets Authority is probing Facebook's communication with users on how it uses their data. Also, MediaPost reports Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission are advocating for final approval of their $5 billion settlement. (Original article is in German.)
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