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Websites with embedded Facebook “like” buttons must inform users their data will be collected and processed by the social media giant, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled Monday.

Many sites—including German online clothing retailer Fashion ID, the focus of Monday’s ruling—use Facebook’s embedded “like” button as a tool to promote their business, allowing users to easily share site reviews or items for sale on social media.

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Caroline Spiezio

Caroline covers the intersection of tech and law for Corporate Counsel. She's based in San Francisco. Find her on Twitter @CarolineSpiezio.

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