Dutch court finds Facebook used Dutch personal data incorrectly

FILE PHOTO: A smartphone with a displayed Facebook logo is placed on a computer motherboard in this illustration taken February 23, 2023. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

15 Mar 2023 07:45PM (Updated: 15 Mar 2023 07:49PM)

AMSTERDAM : A Dutch court on Wednesday found that the European subsidiary of Meta, Facebook Ireland, improperly used personal data of Dutch citizens between 2010 and 2020 in a class action lawsuit.

“Personal information was processed for the purposes of advertising when in this case that is not allowed,” a summary of the court ruling said.

The Dutch case has not yet progressed to the phase where any damages could be claimed.

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