Facebook struck by Privacy order
A new French Privacy order means that Facebook now has three months to stop tracking ‘non-members’ of the social network without their consent.
The website currently uses Cookie technology to track the internet activity of those who visit the site, regardless of membership. The type used by Facebook, known as datr, can last for two years.
“Protecting the privacy of the people who use Facebook is at the heart of everything we do. We… look forward to engaging with the CNIL [French data protection authority – Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertes] to respond to their concerns,” a Facebook spokeswoman said.