A German consumer advocacy group is requesting Facebook to review its App Center and deliberate on upholding privacy laws.
VZBV, the German federation of consumer organizations, thinks that Facebook’s new App Center is in violation of privacy laws, as suggested by its Google-translated original German statement.
“The Social Network gives personal information about users on the App Store on without that users have given their consent,” it says in reference to the App Center.
The group is allotting time until early next month for the social network to address the issues.
It threatened action at law against the world’s largest social network if it will not heed the advice to implement changes.
The consumer watchdog is also opening concerns about Facebook providing user information to companies without informing sandbagged individuals of its actions.
The VZBV wants Facebook to provide information on how it handles user information and that users must have the option to share personal details or not.
The Facebook App Center is a newbie compared to other giant app stores such as the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Windows Marketplace.
Facebook considers its own app store as more social: pushes apps to users based on friends’ downloads and redirects users to the relevant app store.