EU to Check How Facebook, Google Use Data: Spokeswoman

The European Commission said Monday it had begun a "preliminary investigation" into how Facebook and Google collect personal data and what they do with it.


"The Commission has sent out questionnaires as part of a preliminary investigation into Google’s and Facebook’s data practices," a Commission spokeswoman told AFP.


"These investigations concern the way data is gathered, processed, used and monetised including for advertising purposes," she added.


The Commission did not say who exactly the questionnaires were sent to. It is a step ..