Facebook Loses Belgian Privacy Case, Faces Fine of up to $125 Million

A Belgian court threatened Facebook on Friday with a fine of up to 100 million euros (about $125 million US) if it continued to break privacy laws by tracking people on third-party websites. In a case brought by Belgium’s privacy watchdog, the court also ruled that Facebook had to delete all data it had gathered illegally on Belgian citizens, including people who were not Facebook users themselves.

The court finding was that Facebook “does not gain our consent to collect and store all this information.”

Details may be found at: http://reut.rs/2oehMBG.

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