reported about “a three-year battle, a regional court in Berlin has found that Facebook’s default privacy settings, terms of service, and requirement that users register under their own name violate Germany’s data privacy and consent rules. “  The article entitled “Facebook Foreshadowing: German Court Underscores Tech’s Uncertain GDPR Future” included these comments about how “the German court ruling was a signal that social media and tech companies may be wholly unprepared for the GDPR and may have a long way to go to become compliant with its mandates” and that:

…people are going to be surprised by a lot of the fundamental heavy lifting and changes that they are going to have to do around the way that they design products going forward.

This case may help shape GDPR court interpretations.

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