Facebook ‘Like’ button declared illegal in Germany

Posted on August 22, 2011

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FACEBOOK’S famous “Like” button has been declared illegal under Germany’s strict privacy laws by data protection officials.

The north Germany state of Schleswig-Holstein demanded that dozens of websites that carry the button linking to the social networking site remove the offending item by the end of September or face a fine of up to €50,000 ($US71,935), The Local reported today.

via Facebook ‘Like’ button declared illegal in Germany | Information, Gadgets, Mobile Phones News & Reviews | News.com.au.

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