Facebook may not logged online in Belgium to follow again

Jun

30

2016

Facebook may not logged Australian online users to follow another two years with a datr cookie. That the Brussels Court of Appeal decided. A lower court said earlier that Facebook had to stop attending Belgian online if they are not logged in.

The effect of the ruling is that Facebook do not need an unequivocal consent to Belgian users to follow again on the Internet, writes the Flemish newspaper De Morgen. This is done to follow through a datr cookie that social media users two years as ads to focus on individual users. Facebook users give permission to the conditions for the use of the platform, but it also puts social media datr cookies on devices from people who do not have a Facebook account or are not logged conscious.

The Belgian Court of Appeal rejects the earlier ruling from a lower court, because the Privacy Commission wrongly would have filed a lawsuit. The Court of Appeal did not see what was in urgent need of the matter, because Facebook already sets since 2012 datr cookies and the Privacy Commission began in 2015 with the case. This is according to the Court no urgent interest, something that a lawsuit is necessary.

The President of the Privacy Commission is angry about the ruling. “Today, this statement does mean pure and simple that the Belgian citizens can obtain no privacy protection of the courts against foreign players. So that citizen has been exposed to massive privacy violations.” A spokesman for Facebook said the company was pleased with the ruling. “We are pleased with the court decision and look forward to bringing all our services back online for everyone in Belgium”

With the decision of the Brussels Court is not yet done with the matter. A substantive hearing, the ‘proceedings on the merits “may find place in 2017. Furthermore, the Privacy Commission can go to the Supreme Court. In addition, the European Court of Justice examines all the cookie policy of Facebook in response to the question from a German court.

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