Home > Legal > Facebook sues EU antitrust regulator for excessive data requests Facebook sues EU antitrust regulator for excessive data requests Thom Holwerda 2020-07-27 Legal 4 Comments Facebook is suing EU antitrust regulators for seeking information beyond what is necessary, including highly personal details, for their investigations into the company’s data and marketplace, the U.S. social media group said on Monday. ⁂ About The Author Thom Holwerda Follow me on Twitter @thomholwerda 4 Comments 2020-07-30 2:06 am ssokolow I don’t get it. What’s the significance of the asterism in this context and what reference am I missing with the world’s smallest violin? 2020-07-31 10:51 am anevilyak You don’t see the irony of Facebook of all entities complaining about requesting excessive data? 2020-07-31 12:08 pm ssokolow Of course I see the irony. I just don’t understand the significance of an asterism and a reference to the world’s smallest violin. 2020-07-31 12:24 pm ssokolow I asked my brother and he explained the “world’s smallest violin” meme reference, but I still have no idea what the significance of the asterism is, given that none of the uses Wikipedia lists seem relevant.