Websites using Facebook's 'Like' button subject to GDPR data rules

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Social media plug-ins, such as Facebook's 'Like' button, make a website operator a joint data controller, European Court of Justice rules

Website operators embedding Facebook ‘Like' buttons and other social media plug-ins into their pages are joint data controllers, making them subject to the GDPR data privacy regulations. That's ...

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