[Rushtalk] Belgium court orders Facebook to stop tracking non-users

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Sat Nov 14 19:33:28 MST 2015


At 09:29 PM 11/14/2015, Tom Matiska wrote:
>Apparently they placed cookies on visitors who 
>didn't have profiles, and tracked their web activity.

         How could they find them?!?

>  Lots of reporting on the issue.  Tom T-Mobile. 
> America's First Nationwide 4G Network "Stephen 
> A. Frye" <s.frye at verizon.net> wrote: >There is 
> no way for Facebook to track someone who 
> doesn’t log onto the site. > > > >From: 
> rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com 
> [mailto:rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com] On Behalf 
> Of John A. Quayle >Sent: Saturday, November 14, 
> 2015 2:57 PM >To: Rushtalk Discussion List; 
> Rushtalk >Subject: Re: [Rushtalk] Belgium court 
> orders Facebook to stop tracking 
> non-users > > > >         Non-users cannot log 
> on, so how is it even possible to track them? 
> Jose Rojas is an IT guy and could give us a 
> cogent answer, but he's not on here anymore. - 
> jaq > > > > >At 02:13 PM 11/14/2015, Carl 
> Spitzer wrote: > > > > > >  > > >Belgium court 
> orders Facebook to stop tracking 
> non-users > > > > >Tuesday 10 November 2015 at 
> 1:08 PM ET by William Helbling 
> <http://jurist.org/paperchase/2015/11/belgium-court-orders-facebook-to-stop-tracking-non-users.php> 
> facebook 
> <http://test.jurist.org/images/wiki/15/11/facebook.jpg> 
> ©  WikiMedia (Marcus Quigmire from Florida, 
> USA) 
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> [JURIST] Belgium's Court of First Instance on 
> Monday ordered Facebook to cease all tracking 
> of users within the country who have not signed 
> up for the social networking platform. The 
> court has given Facebook 48 hours 
> <http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34765937> 
> [BBC report] to stop tracking unregistered 
> users. The Belgian Privacy Commission 
> <https://www.privacycommission.be/>  [official 
> website], which brought the case 
> <http://jurist.org/paperchase/2015/06/belgium-privacy-commission-sues-facebook-for-user-tracking.php> 
> [JURIST report] in June, welcomed 
> <https://www.privacycommission.be/nl/nieuws/het-vonnis-de-zaak-facebook> 
> [press release, in Dutch] Monday's ruling. Last 
> May the commission released a report 
> <https://www.privacycommission.be/sites/privacycommission/files/documents/recommendation_04_2015_0.pdf> 
> [text, PDF] illustrating the numerous ways the 
> social networking giant has violated Belgium's 
> privacy act. If Facebook does not comply, the 
> company faces fines of up to €250,000 each day, 
> which will  go to the Belgian Privacy 
> Commission. Facebook has stated that it plans 
> to appeal the decision and claims it has not 
> illegally used a cookie to track user traffic 
> on the website. > >In October the European 
> Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled 
> <http://jurist.org/paperchase/2015/10/eu-court-rules-transfer-of-user-data-violates-privacy-laws.php> 
> [JURIST report] that EU user data transferred 
> to the US by various technology companies, 
> including Facebook, is not sufficiently 
> protected. In March 92 non-governmental 
> organizations from around the world issued a 
> statement 
> <http://jurist.org/paperchase/2015/03/ngos-call-for-establishment-of-un-special-rapporteur-on-privacy.php> 
> [JURIST report] calling on the UN Human Rights 
> Council to institute a Special Rapporteur on 
> Privacy. Also in June the District Court of The 
> Hague struck down 
> <http://jurist.org/paperchase/2015/03/dutch-court-holds-data-retention-law-violates-privacy.php> 
> [JURIST report] a Dutch data retention law, 
> holding that it violates privacy rights of EU 
> citizens. > > >_________________________________ 
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