Belgian Data Protection Authority's first recommendation on Facebook's privacy policy

Following the introduction of new worldwide terms of use by Facebook, a number of European privacy commissions started investigations. Facebook did not accept that it was bound by the national privacy legislation of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany and it rejected their competence.

On 13 May the Belgian Privacy Commission adopted a first recommendation on Facebook. The document establishes that the Belgian Privacy Commission is competent and that Facebook disregards European and Belgian privacy legislation in several ways.

Country: Belgium

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: Belgium, recommendation, report, investigation, jurisdiction, privacy policy, European law, social media, Data Protection Authority, privacy, Internet

Posted on Friday 15 May 2015

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