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Germany Seeks Tighter Facebook Controls After ‘Intolerable’ Leak

  • Transparency pledges by local Facebook officials ‘not enough’
  • Merkel’s justice minister comments after talks in Berlin
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EU's Jourova Says Facebook Case Is a Threat to Democracy, Will Set Precedent

German Justice Minister Katarina Barley called Facebook Inc.’s handling of private data “intolerable” and said the government will tighten oversight of the social network.

Pledges by Facebook officials at a meeting in Berlin to disclose how many users were affected in the Cambridge Analytica data breach, inform the users and examine making algorithms more transparent were insufficient, Barley said.