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Facebook ordered to stop tracking non-users or pay up to ?250,000 per day



Facebook has been given 48 hours to stop tracking people in Belgium who are not members of its social network, or face a fine of up to ?250,000 (?180,000) per day.

Facebook said it would appeal against the decision, which followed a case lodged by the Belgian Privacy Commission in June, accusing the US technology company of breaking EU privacy law by tracking people without their permission.

Facebook uses something called a “datr cookie” to track the online activities of anyone who visits a Facebook site or clicks a Facebook “Like” button.

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