Facebook’s Like Button Makes Websites Liable, Top EU Court Rules

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Facebook Inc's “Like” button makes third-party websites responsible for processing people’s data under the European Union’s privacy rules, according to the EU’s top court. The EU Court of Justice weighed in on a dispute after an online fashion retailer was accused of violating EU law by embedding a Like plugin, which a local consumer association said allowed the social media company to collect data on the site’s users. The owner of a website can be held jointly responsible for “the collection and transmission to Facebook of the personal data of visitors to its website”. To read more: Click here