I want to thank Dave Merchant for bringing this up in the ACP forum.
I thought it a good idea to bring this to the public forum where more people will see it.
Advocate General Bobek says the operator of a website embedding a third party plugin such as the Facebook Like button which causes the collection and transmission of the users’ personal data is jointly responsible for that stage of the data processing. The operator of the website has to provide users with the required minimum information and obtain their consent BEFORE the data are collected and transferred
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Since tools such as the Facebook Like button transfer information automatically (users don't need to hit the Like button or have a Facebook account to be tracked), the website owner cannot obtain that consent in advance, so the tools effectively become illegal. Any website using them would be open to prosecution even if the tool operator (Facebook) does not suffer a data breach.
thanks Nancy for posting this here... I really like the Monika answer to it
"... The solution has been developed some years ago: Social-Media-Buttons datenschutzkonform nutzen | c't Magazin ..."
do you remember a year ago... ... in a thread concerning implementing a forum... I asked you (message #5) "... what is the interest and added value of using AWS instead of installing SMF on its own server independently ? ... I'm just curious..."
that was linked to this real purpose that we have now... GAFA ... if you have some minutes, just reread the thread thinking of this approach...