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Facebook Challenges Ban on Tracking Belgian Internet Users
In 2018 a Brussels court ruled that Facebook had broken privacy laws and needed to erase illegally-gathered data on Belgian users, but now the social media behemoth is challenging the decision in an appeals court. The ruling forced Facebook to stop tracking Belgian citizens without their consent including both Facebook users and those who do not use its services. Belgium’s privacy watchdog was particularly concerned about Facebook placing tracking codes on third-party websites. The social media giant is being threatened with a daily fine of 250,000 euros if it fails to comply with the ruling.