Although Facebook is a US company, the authority also has the corresponding opportunities in Germany. On the one hand, this could affect the German subsidiary of the company, on the other hand, it could apply the so-called impact principle. For violations that have an impact in this country, may well be punished by the Cartel Office.
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For cartel-keepers, data from third-party sources, which Facebook collects, are problematic. Information from the outside, “come” on the basis of a link with the Facebook account to the company, and users may not be aware of this. This applies to both Facebook’s own services such as Instagram or WhatsApp, as well as pages that are linked to Facebook in other ways, such as news services, where you comment on Facebook account.
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The dominating position of Facebook also plays an essential role here, because in many cases the user has no choice but to use the social network, even outside of the actual Facebook offer.