Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Belgian Court Tells Facebook to Stop Tracking Non-Users

A strange defence was sent to the AFP:

“We’ve used the datr cookie for more than five years to keep Facebook secure for 1.5 billion people around the world,” a spokesman said in a statement emailed to AFP.

“We will appeal this decision and are working to minimize any disruption to people’s access to Facebook in Belgium.”

This doesn’t concern the 1.5 billion users of Facebook; this is for everyone else. And how does saying “we’ve been tracking non-users for five years” really help their case?

I must wonder: Will Belgium and other countries with sensible privacy laws change their policy, or will tech companies do a better job of protecting user privacy?