THE HAGUE (ANP) - The Consumers' Association takes Facebook to court. The company must pay its Dutch users compensation for sharing private data, according to the association, which calls on consumers to join the claim. The Consumers' Association does not yet make any statements about possible damages.
The Consumers' Association says that Facebook has collected private data from users and made it accessible to others. The information is said to have been shared with companies that developed apps for Facebook. "If you used a fitness app or a game within Facebook, the developers had access to your data. But users were not aware of this, which is a serious point. In addition, the developers had access to your friends' data, even if they did not use the app themselves. Then you cannot control who has access to your data, "explains a spokesman for the union.