From NBC News:
The European Union gave Facebook an ultimatum Thursday: Provide users with more information about how their data is used or face sanctions.
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, Belgium. “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 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.
On Thursday, Jourova said this 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.”
Facebook, she said, should update its terms and conditions by Oct. 18 so European consumer protection authorities can check that they comply. She said she wanted to “resolve all consumer issues by December this year.”
The justice chief did not say exactly what penalty Facebook might face if it doesn’t play ball. …
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