This is an interesting position that the European Commission is putting Facebook in. If I read this correctly they are essentially telling Facebook that Facebook can only use the information they collect for advertising and such “in the manner that its users expect” if the user gives consent. Even though you basically give consent when you sign up for the service.

Perhaps the EC wants it explicitly stated in clear and simple terms all by itself? I am all for that, but it won’t change anything.

Posted by Ben Brooks