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Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine of up to €100 million

A Belgian court threatened Facebook on Friday with a fine of up to 100 million euros ($125 million) 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.

Source: Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine of up to $125 million

Facebook, Google and Twitter to make their terms of services GDPR compliant

European Commission together with EU consumer authorities published the changes Facebook, Twitter and Google+ made to their terms of services, to align them with the EU consumer protection rules and to ensure the rapid removal of illegal commercial content upon notification.

These changes will benefit more than a quarter billion of EU consumers who use social media. They come as the result of a joint action by national enforcers of the Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC) Network led by the French authorities and facilitated by the Commission, which started at the end of 2016.

Source: JUST Newsroom – Facebook, Google and Twitter accept to change their terms of services to make them customer-friendly and compliant with EU rules – European Commission

Facebook ordered to stop collecting user data by Belgian court

Facebook has been ordered by a Belgian court to stop collecting data on users or face daily fines of €250,000 a day, or up to €100m. The court ruled on Friday that Facebook had broken privacy laws by tracking people on third-party sites in the latest salvo in a long-running battle between the Belgian commission for the protection of privacy (CPP) and the social network.

Source: Facebook ordered to stop collecting user data by Belgian court | Technology | The Guardian

Google and Facebook are watching our every move online. It’s time to make them stop.

To make any real progress in advancing data privacy this year, we have to start doing something about Google and Facebook. Not doing so would be like trying to lose weight without changing your diet. Simply ineffective.

Source: Google, Facebook data privacy concerns out of control-commentary

Court of Justice Dismisses Privacy Class Action Against Facebook but Allows Max Schrems to Sue in Austria

In yet another round of Schrems versus Facebook, on January 25, 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that privacy activist Max Schrems is a consumer with regard to his Facebook profile despite his advocacy activities.

Source: Court of Justice Dismisses Privacy Class Action Against Facebook but Allows Max Schrems to Sue in Austria

Facebook to hand privacy controls to users ahead of EU law

Facebook will make it easier for its more than 2 billion users to manage their own data in response to a tough new European Union law that comes into force in May, the social network’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said.

Source: Facebook to hand privacy controls to users ahead of EU law

Facebook begins privacy push ahead of tough new European law

Facebook will introduce a new privacy center this year that features all core privacy settings in one place, ahead of the introduction of a strict new EU data protection law that takes effect on May 25th. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will restrict how tech companies collect, store, and use personal data. Facebook also says that it’s publishing its privacy principles for the first time, detailing how the company handles user details.

Source: Facebook begins privacy push ahead of tough new European law – The Verge

Judge Dismisses Facebook Web-Tracking Case

In November 2017, Judge Edward J. Davila dismissed a major multidistrict litigation accusing Facebook of unlawfully tracking users’ browsing activity across websites while they were signed out of their accounts. The plaintiffs originally asserted several common law, tort, and statutory claims.

Source: Judge Dismisses Facebook Web-Tracking MDL

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