The Belgian Commission for Privacy Protection (CPP) is claiming that Facebook is monitoring the web movements of both users and non-users through plug-ins and cookies and gathering information about their browsing habits. It has also asked the court to ban Facebook from monitoring these movements with immediate effect. Facebook and the CPP were set to meet on the 19th of June in order to discuss the Belgian commission’s concerns about Facebook breaching privacy law, and the claim by the CPP came as a surprise.
The Belgian commission took the social media giant to court over these claims, despite the official meeting being set to happen soon, as it claimed that Facebook failed to issue adequate answers to certain questions which the CPP had posed the previous month. Furthermore, German, Dutch, French and Spanish authorities are also working alongside the CPP on this case.