The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled third-party websites with embedded Facebook "Like" buttons can be held jointly responsible for “the collection and transmission to Facebook of the personal data of visitors to its website," according to a CJEU news release. The court responded to a case in which an online fashion retailer was accused of violating EU law through its use of the Like plugin. The case was launched before the EU General Data Protection Regulation went into effect. Facebook Associate General Counsel Jack Gilbert said in a statement the company is reviewing the decision and will work with its partners to ensure continued compliance with the law.
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