Facebook has been under watch by the EU for the better part of the last year — last December, Facebook complied with Ireland as the country dug into Facebook's security policies at the urging of the student activist group. But organizer Max Schrems told The New York Times that Facebook had only complied with about 10 percent of what the group asked for. "Therefore, we are preparing to go to court," Schrems said. To prepare for it's campaign, Europe vs. Facebook is currently soliciting donations; the group says it'll use all funds received for the legal expenses related to the proposed case and will detail how all of the money is spent on its site.
The group feels Facebook isn't respecting Europe's tighter privacy requirements
Europe vs. Facebook first petitioned the office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner to investigate Facebook back in 2010. The DPC announced an agreement with Facebook in September that would implement a number of changes, including disabling its automatic facial recognition features and a requirement for Facebook to shorten how long it retains consumer data. However, the Europe vs. Facebook group believes Facebook is still violating European law in many areas, including letting users download an archive of their complete Facebook history — right now, users can only download from 2010 onward.
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