Facebook in German Privacy-Policy Probe – Wall Street Journal

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BERLINβ€”Germany’s Federal Cartel Office is investigating whether Facebook Inc. abuses its dominance as a social network to harvest personal information, the latest in a series of challenges to Facebook’s privacy policies.

The probe, announced Wednesday, builds on growing momentum in Europe to tie together questions of competition law and online privacy.

Privacy advocates argue that a handful of companies, including Facebook,…

Facebook in German Privacy-Policy Probe – Wall Street Journal