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Facebook Is Watching You, Belgian Privacy ...

(Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc. was accused of Big Brother-style snooping on internet users in a fresh attack on the social network by Belgium's data privacy watchdog.
The regulator sought a court order on Thursday forcing Facebook to stop any collection of data for advertising purposes and the provision of "misleading" information to users, under the threat of a 250,000 euro ($296,000) daily penalty. The company said it disagreed with the allegations.
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"What Facebook is doing is unprecedented in monitoring the browsing habits" of millions of people in Belgium, regardless of whether they are signed up to the service, Ruben Roex, a lawyer for the regulator who works at law firm Time.Lex, told a Brussels court. "Facebook systematically collects data without any action by the user, which users didn't consent to, or which wasn't clarified to the users."
Facebook has been a target for Belgium's data protection commission since at least 2015, when a court ordered it to stop storing non-users' personal data. While the U.S. tech giant won on appeal last year, Thursday's hearing is the first in a European court to go to the heart of the company's use of technology deemed to be essential to its proper functioning.
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