According to a recent report by the Guardian, a recent study by the Belgian Privacy Commission has found that Facebook breaches EU law.
The report says that Facebook is tracking all users, this includes people who are not logged into the social network, people who have opted out of tracking and also people who dint even have a Facebook account.
The alleged privacy breach is related to Facebook’s social plugins, when someone visits a third party website that uses plugins from the social network, the data is apparently transmitted back to Facebook, even if there is no interaction with these plugins.
EU privacy law states that prior consent must be given before issuing a cookie or performing tracking, unless it is necessary for either the networking required to connect to the service (“criterion A”) or to deliver a service specifically requested by the user (“criterion B”).
As yet there is no response from Facebook on this alleged privacy breach, you can find out more information over at the Guardian at the link below.