Two investigations are being carried out into Facebook to find out if it breaches competition laws. Facebook says that means handing over unrelated but highly sensitive data.
Facebook says it offered commission investigators the chance to view sensitive but unrelated documents in a secure-viewing room where no copies could be made, but the offer was refused. The European Commission says it will defend the case in court, and its investigation into Facebook's potential anticompetitive conduct is ongoing.
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He said Brussels' request for any documents which include the phrases "big question", "shut down" and "not good for us" could even force Facebook to hand over confidential security assessments of its California headquarters. We continue to identify technical compliance solutions that will provide all readers with our award-winning journalism.
The social media giant has filed an appeal to the EU courts, arguing against the breadth of the document requests. Related Topics.
To gather information, the European Commission has demanded internal documents from Facebook that include 2, specific key phrases.