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Belgian privacy regulator asserts authority over Facebook

Monday 18 May 2015 | 09:32 CET | News
The Belgian Privacy Commission has confirmed that Facebook is in violation of local laws on personal data protection and announced plans to investigate the social network further. The Belgian regulator and its Dutch and German counterparts have been investigating Facebook since 2015; the French and Spanish regulators also recently joined the group. While Facebook claims it is only subject to oversight by the data commissioner in Ireland, where its European office is based, the Belgian regulator has now asserted its authority over the US-based company, saying Belgian law applies because

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Facebook
Countries: Belgium / Europe
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