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EU Warns Social Media to Bring User Terms Into Line with EU Law

Trend Summary: Europe’s Justice Commissioner has read the Riot Act to Facebook and Twitter.


EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova has warned that the use of social media networks as advertising and commercial platforms means they face the same rules as ...


 

... offline service providers.

Says Ms Jourova: “EU consumer rules should be respected and if companies don’t comply, they should face sanctions.

However, she concedes that “Some companies are now making their platforms safer for consumers; however, it is unacceptable that this is still not complete and it is taking so much time.”

Facebook, however, claims that it has worked with EU authorities to make changes to its terms and to ensure greater transparency. It said further updates of the terms were planned later this year.

“We have long had tools in place to inform people about content removals and intend to expand these tools later this year,” claims a Facebook spokeswoman.

Read the original unabridged Reuters.com article.

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

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... offline service providers.

Says Ms Jourova: “EU consumer rules should be respected and if companies don’t comply, they should face sanctions.

However, she concedes that “Some companies are now making their platforms safer for consumers; however, it is unacceptable that this is still not complete and it is taking so much time.”

Facebook, however, claims that it has worked with EU authorities to make changes to its terms and to ensure greater transparency. It said further updates of the terms were planned later this year.

“We have long had tools in place to inform people about content removals and intend to expand these tools later this year,” claims a Facebook spokeswoman.

Read the original unabridged Reuters.com article.

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

All data sources are attributed with links to the original insight. The insight is then summarised and, where appropriate, enhanced with additional information.

Source: Reuters.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7320