14 Oct Belgian Data Privacy Watchdog Says Facebook Snoops Like ‘Big Brother’
Last Thursday, Belgium’s data privacy regulator sought a court order to stop Facebook from collecting data for advertising, and for providing “misleading” data to its users.
The agency threatened to slap the social media giant with a 250,000 euro daily penalty. Ruben Roex of Time.Lex said that Facebook systematically harvests data without action, consent or clarification from the user.
Roex added that Facebook is effectively asking for a blanket consent to monitor the user’s browsing activity, which goes “way, way too far”.
Facebook disagreed with the Belgian watchdog’s claims and said that it has always put people in control of their privacy. It added that it has already made its policies clearer and more user-friendly so that Belgians can understand how their information and cookies are used to improve the platform.
Source: Indian Express