Facebook wins Belgian privacy case

Jun 30, 2016News


Facebook has  overturned a decision that blocked the social network from using its “datr” cookies to track the Internet activity of logged-out users in Belgium.

This is the latest  in the long-running case that started with the Belgian Privacy Commission (BPC) ordering that Facebook stop using some cookies that let it  track users outside of Facebook.

The Guardian reported that Facebook appealed on the grounds that “Belgium does not have the authority to regulate the social network because its European base of operations is in Dublin, Ireland, and won. The Belgian appeals court also threw out the BPC’s claim that the case was urgent and required expedited procedure.”

To read The Guardian’s report on this case, please hit this link.