Blog Post

French consumer group sues Facebook, Google and Twitter over data terms

The French consumer rights group UFC-Que Chosir has sued Facebook(s fb), Google(s goog) and Twitter(s twtr) in the Paris high court over their terms of service and data collection practices. In a statement on Tuesday, the group said the French-language terms were inaccessible and sometimes — quelle horreur! — linked to pages in English. UFC-Que Chosir is also concerned about the social networking services not seeking proper user consent before allowing others to exploit their data. The claimsĀ seem rather broad, though France does have a track record of cracking down on U.S. web firms’ privacy violations as hard as it can, so the case may turn out to have legs.

2 Responses to “French consumer group sues Facebook, Google and Twitter over data terms”