CBP took the decision following Facebook's announcement last month that it will introduce new privacy terms of service for the social network, set to come into force from next year. The new terms allow Facebook to use details and photos from Facebook profiles for commercial purposes.
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Since Facebook has an office in the Netherlands and processes Dutch citizens' personal information, CPB is authorized to act as regulator. Regardless of its regulatory powers, Facebook is not planning on complying with the request of CPB, the company said in an email to Dutch newspaper NRC.
"We are extremely surprised and disappointed by CBP's investigation. We recently adjusted our terms of service and policy to make them more clear and concise, to display new product features and to clarify how people can control advertising [they see on the site]," Facebook said.
ZDNet has asked Facebook for comment and will update the story if any is forthcoming.
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