German Federal Court of Justice rules that Facebook’s ‘Friend Finder’ is unlawful

The Federal Court of Justice in Germany has declared unlawful Facebook’s ‘Friend Finder’ feature. ‘Friend Finder’ invites users to grant it permission to vacuum up the e-mail addresses of contacts in the address book, thus allowing the social network to send an invitation to non-Facebook users to join the service. According to Forbes, the German Court ruled that the feature is a deceptive marketing practice, violating national laws on data protection and unfair trade practices.