Germany just told Facebook to stop tracking users around the internet
Mundt argued that Facebook’s data collection policies allowed it to become the dominant player in the market. He said that if users refused to have their external data merged with their Facebook data, the company could not refuse them access to the social network.
“The Bundeskartellamt underestimates the fierce competition we face in Germany, misinterprets our compliance with GDPR and undermines the mechanisms European law provides for ensuring consistent data protection standards across the EU,” the executives said.
“This ruling represents a power grab by German authorities that will create confusion throughout the European Union and roll back the hard-won gains the European Commission has made in moving toward the Digital Single Market,” Rob Atkinson, president of Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington-based tech think tank, said in an emailed statement.