Based on the explanation about “Data Security,” it deals about representing the latest worldwide market opportunities in improving the coverage securing the information and the independent of a specific person, company or organization. This type of protection is necessary in avoiding the issues about data breach.
If you are not aware what “Data Breaching” is, this is about the activity of most professional online fraudsters and hackers, which started few years ago because of the advent of the Internet. Different countries across the globe had been creating laws and guidelines to prevent these types of professionals, but they still fail to capture them all.
Due to the increasing numbers of Internet service providers and WIFI accesses in public areas, the risk of becoming a victim of data breaching is now prevalent.
From the latest reported news through Reuters, one of the concerning issues is about the privacy dispute of social media giant Facebook and the courthouse of the European Union (EU). According from the published information, the popular social media giant online is dealing with the decision of the courthouse, which permits them to take the necessary action as a legitimate authority with the power to anyone who breaches their existing privacy laws.
This statement came from EU’s courthouse adviser on Tuesday.
As detailed from the news, the Ireland-based headquarters of Facebook is currently on an argument with the court because it appears that the Irish data protection authority is the only permitted agency to control their data processing in the European region. On the other hand, the authorities of Germany, France and Belgium had taken their actions against the giant social media company from the United States.
They had their privacy regulators to handle the necessary matters.
From the statement of Yves Bot as detailed through Reuters that in a non-binding opinion, any sort of national authority can consider the necessary action against an involved company that breached the laws of data protection, based on the revealed activities in a particular country. This is regardless if the involved company originates from a different member state.
Bot is the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) advocate general.
Based on the shared information online, the root of the argument started when a Facebook fan page owned by a German that gather information from those who are visiting the page and storing web beacon or cookie on the hard drive of the visitors.
On this matter, a courthouse from Germany communicated with the ECJ and asked on whether the German data protection authority can deal about the issue against the social media giant, despite the fact that the Irish subsidiary Facebook Ireland has the responsibility to perform the activities for data processing within the European region.
From the explanation of the ECJ’s advocate general, considering that the processing of the data originates from the cookie installation, it looks like the popular social media network is making an effort to target its published advertisements and can be part of Facebook Germany’s undertaken activities.
In line with this issue, the company had its representative to defend their side saying that, “We respectfully disagree with the Advocate General and await the European Court’s decision,” as quoted by Reuters online.
Back in November 2011, there is a report about the shutting down of Facebook fan pages of those involved companies requested by the Office of Data Protection Commissioner (ULD). The order likewise states that if they will not comply, the companies should pay a $67,800 or €50,000 penalty, as detailed through nakedsecurity.sophos.com in 2013.
During that time, the ULD claimed that the use of web cookies, facial recognition as well as other processing of data activities by the social media network clearly violated the privacy regulation of Germany.
However, the ruling of the German administrative courthouse stated that the involved companies in Germany are not responsible for the data processing of Facebook, which reversed the claim of ULD.
Going back to the issue about the privacy dispute involving EU against Facebook, they may need to anticipate for a few months for the final court ruling.