Matthew Wilson reports:
The Commission for the Protection of Privacy (CBPL), Belgium’s data authority, has been investigating Facebook and has now accused it of NSA-style snooping. The Commission has been looking in to the social network for quite some time now and things have only gotten worse since the Snowden revelations.
Back in June of this year, the CBPL said that it wanted to take Facebook to court, claiming that it doesn’t abide by local privacy laws. The arguments have now made it to court, with the CBPL saying that Facebook has been going after more personal information than it needs and disregarding personal privacy.
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Facebook Tracking Through Social Plug-ins – Technical report prepared at the request of the Belgian Privacy Commission in the context of its Facebook investigation.