Dutch court rules Facebook Ireland violated law via behavioral ad targeting

A Dutch court has ruled against Facebook in a suit brought by the advocacy group, Data Privacy Foundation (DPF) and the not-for-profit consumer group, Consumentenbond. They allege the company’s Irish subsidiary processed local user data without consent. Additionally, data was found to have been sold to third parties without consumers’ knowledge.

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