‘Happy Birthday to You,’ Facebook Hit with Class Action Over Text Message Reminders

‘Happy Birthday to You,’ Facebook Hit with Class Action Over Text Message Reminders

“Today is [Facebook friend’s] birthday. Reply to post a wish on her Timeline or reply with 1 to post ‘Happy Birthday!’” Facebook, Inc. (Facebook) faces a class action in California federal court for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by sending its users unsolicited, automated text messages to remind the users of their friends’ birthdays.

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Facebook Hit with French Data Protection Authority Action – Including a Safe Harbor Count

Facebook Hit with French Data Protection Authority Action – Including a Safe Harbor Count

On February 8, 2016, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) publicly issued a formal notice to Facebook, following a joint investigation with four other EU regulators, asking the U.S. social network provider to comply with the French Data Protection Act within three months’ time.

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By Jointly Tackling Facebook, French Regulators Set an Example to Large International Digital Media Companies

On February 8 and 9, 2016, the French Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Prevention of Fraud (the ‘DGCCRF’) and the French Data Protection Authority (the ‘CNIL’), through an obviously concerted action, have publicised regulatory enforcement measures they are undertaking against Facebook.

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