France has ordered Facebook to stop tracking non users, these are people who visit Facebook but are not actually logged into the site.
The French data protection authority, CNIL has issued a formal notice to the social network, telling them to stop tracking these users.
The Chair of the French data protection authority therefore issued formal notice to FACEBOOK Inc. and FACEBOOK Ireland Limited to comply within three months with the French Data Protection Act.
The purpose of this notice is not to decide on the company’s behalf which practical measures must be implemented, but rather to ensure that it complies with the law, without such compliance having any negative impact on its business model or innovation capacity.
The formal notice is made public due to the seriousness of the violations and the number of individuals concerned by the FACEBOOK service (more than 30 million users in France).
This notice is not a sanction and the procedure will be publicly closed if the companies comply with the French data protection Act within the time limit.
The CNIL has given Facebook three months to stop tracking non users on its website, you can find out more details at the link below.
Source CNIL, TechCrunchFiled Under: Technology News, Top News