Dutch DPA advises government to stop using Facebook

19/04/2024 | Politico

The Dutch government is considering ending its use of Facebook Pages due to concerns regarding data protection. The country's data protection authority (AP) wrote a letter in March advising the government to discontinue its use of Facebook Pages until more transparency and insight regarding data processing are provided.

Dutch Secretary for Digital Affairs Alexandra van Huffelen has said she is in discussions with Meta over how the platform targets its users. Van Huffelen warned that if she does not receive "clarity" from Meta about how it plans to address the government's concerns before the summer, it may be forced to stop using Facebook Pages altogether. 

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