Facebook's Data Dominance Risks European Antitrust Clampdown

  • German Cartel Office opens probe into social network's terms
  • Regulator reviews whether company abused its market power

Facebook Inc.’s control over the private data of millions of users is being probed by Germany’s antitrust agency, foreshadowing a possible new wave of competition investigations across Europe into how the world’s biggest social network leverages its treasure trove of customer information.

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