Belgian Court Beats “Big Brother” Facebook Inc. in Privacy Case

Belgian Court Beats “Big Brother” Facebook Inc. in Privacy Case

By Ally Stafford

A court in Belgium ruled that Facebook violated privacy laws by deploying technology such as cookies and social plug-ins to track internet users across the web. The court threatened Facebook with a fine of 250,000 Euros (USD 310,000) a day and could reach up to 100 million Euros (USD 125 million) if it continued to breach privacy laws.

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Watch Out: Your Privacy Policy may have International Implications

Watch Out: Your Privacy Policy may have International Implications

By Gary Gonzalez.

Last year, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for almost $19 Billion. Throughout the process, Facebook and WhatsApp told the public it would not change the data privacy that WhatsApp offered its customer. However, after the purchase was completed, Facebook changed its policy regarding the use of data from WhatsApp customers. Today's post discusses the international laws that the change implicates and how some courts are handling consumer's complaints.

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