On April 25, 2016, Facebook Inc. (Facebook) pled with a California federal judge, asking that the court dismiss the claims filed against the social media giant for its alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) violations.
With the new features announced at Facebook’s annual developer conference earlier this month, it is clear that Facebook is becoming much more business-friendly.
Every year, Facebook holds an annual developer conference to roll out new products and features.
“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.
Facebook announced Wednesday afternoon that its Instant Articles feature will be made available to all publishers come April 12.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (“TRAI”), the Indian regulator for telecom services has on February 8, 2016 effectively said ‘NO’ to operation of “Free Basics” and similar platforms in India.
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.
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.
The privacy activist who filed the original complaint against Facebook that led to the invalidation of the U.S-EU Safe Harbor Framework (Safe Harbor) has filed three follow up complaints against Facebook.
Record Fine: Belgium’s Court orders Facebook to stop Data Protection law violation under forfeiture of a penalty of € 250,000 per day.