Use privacy software if you want to be safe from Facebook, warns watchdog

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Use privacy software if you want to be safe from Facebook, warns watchdog

Category : Privacy

Belgian Privacy Commission: “Facebook tramples on European and Belgian privacy laws.”

A Belgian watchdog has urged all Internet users to download privacy software specifically to shield themselves from Facebook’s grasp. The social network has been under fire for the ways in which it tracks user and non-user behaviour online, without consent, most recently becoming the target of a Europe-wide lawsuit headed up by activist Max Schrems.

REPORT: FACEBOOK TRACKS ALL VISITORS, EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT A USER AND OPTED OUT
In the EU, where free and informed prior consent is required, there could be an issue.
It was revealed in April that 25,000 people had already signed up to be a part of that lawsuit, which argues Facebook has been breaching EU data protection law. Individual regulators have been investigating whether or not this is the case for years, and in April Facebook confessed to tracking non-users using cookies (something for which consent must be sought if related to advertising, according to EU law). The social network blamed it on a bug.

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Tamara Eikelenboom-Kamp is managing director at Innovice-IT. She is mainly publishing about CyberSecurity. She is working with several specialists based on their knowledge and skills in cyber-security and cyber-safety. The emphasis is on conceptual thinking, developing plans, innovative software or innovative methods. The main activities of Innovice-IT are Cyber Security Consulting, Penetration Testing and Secure Managed Hosting.

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