The European Union has give Facebook an ultimatum: Provide users with more information about how their data is used by end of 2018 or face sanctions!
“My patience has reached its limit,” EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova said.
She added: “While Facebook assured me that they would finally adapt any remaining misleading terms of services by December, this has been ongoing for too long.”
“If we do not see the progress the sanctions will have to come. I do not want to negotiate forever,” Europe’s Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova said.
The 28-country bloc has been in talks with Facebook for almost two years because it says the tech giant does not comply with its consumer protection rules.
“I will not hide that I am becoming rather impatient,” Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova told a press conference in Brussels. “Progress is not enough for me. I want to see the results.”
Facebook’s handling of personal data became an international scandal after it emerged that Cambridge Analytica, a firm that worked with President Donald Trump’s election campaign, had been able to harvest the data of tens of millions of Facebook users.
Jourova said the scandal was a “stark reminder that not many people have clarity of how Facebook uses personal data of its users and how it works with apps, games or quiz creators.”
I want #Facebook to be extremely clear to its users about how their service operates and makes money. Not many people know that #Facebook has made available their data to third parties or that for instance it holds full copyright about any picture or content you put on it.
— Věra Jourová (@VeraJourova) September 20, 2018