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Belgian court orders Facebook to stop collecting users’ data 

Brussels, Feb 17 (IANS) A Belgian court has ordered Facebook to stop collecting data on users or face daily penalty of 250,000 euros.

The court found the social media site guilty of breaching Belgium’s privacy laws, www.deredactie.be reported late Friday.

The Belgian Commission for the Protection of Privacy (CPP) had taken Facebook to court.

“The judge agreed with the Privacy Commission’s view that Facebook had flouted our country’s privacy legislation,” the report said.

According to the ruling: “Facebook informs us insufficiently about gathering information about us, the kind of data it collects, what it does with that data and how long it stores it. It also does not gain our consent to collect and store all this information.”

The social media sites follows its users activities by means of so-called “social-plug ins”, “cookies” and “pixels”.

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