Friday, 16 February 2018

Facebook told to stop tracking non-users in Belgium.

A court in Belgium has ordered the social media giant Facebook to stop tracking people around the web who are not users of the service. The court has ruled that the data was gathered illegally and that it must all be destroyed. If Facebook fails to comply with the court ruling, it must pay a fine of €250,000 ($311,000 USD) per day up to €100m ($124m USD).

Belgium’s privacy watchdog had argued to the court that Facebook had broken privacy laws by using trackers such as cookies and 'Like' buttons on third-party websites. The court essentially agreed with the argument and said the company must stop following and recording internet use by people surfing in Belgium, until it complies with Belgian privacy laws.

By Paul Hill

Full story at Neowin

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