"The Federal Competition Authority has issued its decision on the lawfulness of Facebook's data processing. As its q&a document explains, you cannot extricate the interests of consumers, including their rights to privacy and data protection, from the responsibilities of dominant companies under competition law.
We have consistently supported competition authorities taking action to combat abuse of dominance in a market by means of exploitation of consumers (in accordance with Article 102 of the Treaty). We are therefore encouraged by this decision by the Bundeskartellamt.
This case is the tip of the iceberg - all companies in the digital information ecosystem that rely on tracking, profiling and targeting should be on notice."