Facebook wins privacy case against Belgian data protection authority

The Belgian data protection authority on Wednesday lost a legal battle with Facebook in which it sought to stop the social network from tracking the online activities of non-Facebook users in Belgium who visit the social network’s pages.

The Belgian Privacy Commission said the Brussels Appeals Court had dismissed its case on the grounds that the regulator has no jurisdiction over Facebook Inc, which has its European headquarters in Ireland.

Country: Belgium

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Judicial

Tags: jurisdiction, privacy, court case, Facebook

Posted on Wednesday 29 June 2016

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