Facebook Given 3 Months To Stop Tracking Non-Members in France
The Chair of the French data protection authority ‘Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertes’ (CNiL) has issued Facebook with a formal notice giving it 3 months to stop tracking non-members of the social network in France.
What’s The Problem?
The problem has arisen because the CNiL believes that Facebook is not currently complying with the French Data Protection Act (DPA) due to a number of alleged activities that the CNiL have outlined in a post on their website.
The CNiL have stated on their website that the reason why the formal notice to Facebook has been made public is “due to the seriousness of the violations and the number of individuals concerned by the Facebook service (more than 30 million users in France).”
Last year Facebook made changes to the way the site is viewed in Belgium after a similar order from the Belgian Privacy Commissioner.
The new deal to replace ‘Safe Harbor’ called the “EU-US Privacy Shield” has not yet come into force and therefore it cannot be used to form the basis of an argument by companies wanting to legalize data transfers across the Atlantic.
In Reply So Far
In reply to the CNiL requests Facebook is reported to have said that it is looking forward to engaging with the CNiL to respond to the concerns raised.