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 February 23, 2015  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Non-U.S.

From the close-but-no-cigar dept., Samuel Gibbs reports:

A report commissioned by the Belgian privacy commission has found that Facebook is acting in violation of European law, despite updating its privacy policy.

Conducted by the Centre of Interdisciplinary Law and ICT at the University of Leuven in Belgium, the report claimed that Facebook’s privacy policy update in January had only expanded older policy and practices, and found that it still violates European consumer protection law.

“Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (SRR) contains a number of provisions which do not comply with the Unfair Contract Terms Directive. These violations were already present in 2013, and they are set to persist in 2015,” wrote the authors.

Read more on The Guardian.

The Register has more on Facebook’s attempt to head off a Belgian investigation.

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