Facebook Like button against European data protection laws?


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A German privacy group declared using the Facebook Like button leads to profiling that infringes German and European data protection laws. The organization alleged Facebook builds a broad profile for individuals not on the service as well as a more personalized profile of its members. The group also announced websites that use the Facebook Like button would be fined.

In September German website Heise recently changed its Facebook Like buttons to be locally-hosted greyed-out images that only transform into real Facebook Like buttons once you click them. In other words, they are not active by default; if you don’t click anything, Facebook can’t track your visit to Heise.


What do you think about that? Should that be implemented in XenForo as well?