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Facebook told to comply with Belgian ruling in all of EU

Monday 7 December 2015 | 14:15 CET | News
EU privacy regulators have asked Facebook to comply throughout the European Union with a Belgian court ruling on privacy protection. In November, a Belgian judge told Facebook to stop tracking non-users of the social network online or face a fine of EUR 250,000 per day. This followed a complaint from the Belgian Privacy Commission that Facebook had not obtained the required prior approval of internet users who are not members of the social network to track their browsing behaviour via cookies and social plug-ins. The court rejected Facebook's claim that it is not subject to Belgian privacy

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Facebook
Countries: Belgium / Europe
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