Unlike Us #2: Understanding Social Media Monopolies and Their Alternatives
Session 6: Social Media Activism and the Critique of Liberation Technology

Max Schrems (AT) - Europe versus Facebook
Conference Day 2: March 10 2012 Amsterdam, 15.45 – 17.30

The first part of the presentation will explain the data use of Facebook by focusing on the background data our group got by making access request at Facebook. The second part will focus on some of the complaints that we filed against Facebook, claiming that their use of personal data is illegal under European data protection regulations. By the time of the presentation there will also be the first results of these complaints that will be analyzed in the presentation. Additionally questions concerning the factual monopoly of Facebook, alternative ways of shaping social networks and user duties under European data protection laws will be discussed.


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