Even if Facebook is a great social platform which allows you to share a lot of data you and your friends are happy to witness, sometimes the content that you upload might not be as protected as it should, leading to various cases of privacy violation or other types of crimes. Now, European regulators are becoming more and more concerned with this issue and are starting to research how adjustments to this problems could be enacted. The case of the giant American social platform Facebook, which has over 1.3 million members signed up. Analysts say that the demarche started by the European officials could end up modifying some of Facebook`s privacy and member`s data protection policy.
A group of government officials from various European states was formed in order to investigate this matter. Italy, France and Spain have recently associated with this European group. Among the problems they are analyzing, two are the most essential. First of all, the investigators are concerned with the way the giant social platform targets adverts to the members of the Facebook community. In order to do that, the American tech giant has to make use of a lot of information, that also come from outside Facebook, especially from websites like Instagram or apps like WhatsApp, which are services linked to the social platform. Secondly, the European regulators want to put to test the way the Like button functions. The Like button provides Facebook information about the browsing activity of more than a billion members of the community.
So it seems that Facebook passes through a tough phase of its European history. Analysts predict that if the investigations advance and irregularities are found, the American tech giant could face enormous fines and will be forced to modify the way it protects the personal data of the European users.
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