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Facebook Tracking, Regardless Of Opt-Outs, Violates EU Law

April 1, 2015

A Belgian data protection agency has discovered that Facebook tracks the web browsing of everyone visiting the site, even if the user does not have an account with Facebook or if they’ve opted out of such tracking under EU law. Researchers from the Centre of Interdisciplinary Law and ICT and the Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography department at the University of Leuven have found that the social media giant tracks computers of users whether they’re logged into Facebook or not, to target advertising.

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