Friday July 01, 2016

Facebook Wins Appeal On Belgian Tracking

Well, unless the Belgium privacy commission pursues an appeal, it looks like it is open season on anyone in Belgium that visits a publicly available Facebook page. Facebook says that it is looking forward to bringing all services back to Belgium.

Willem Debeuckelaere, president of the Belgium privacy commission said: "Today's decision means simply that the Belgian citizen cannot obtain privacy protection when it concerns foreign players. The citizen is thus exposed to massive violations of privacy." It said that it would look into launching a final appeal with the Court of Cassation, which can throw out previous judgements, but not deliver new ones.