By Alex Spencer
At F8 in 2014, CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed ‘putting people first’ when it came to privacy was one of Facebook’s main priorities
Facebook breaches EU law by tracking the web browsing of all visitors to its site, even if they don’t have an account or have actively opted out of tracking, according to research commissioned by the Belgian Privacy Commission and shared with The Guardian.
According to Facebook’s policy, the cookies are used to “enable us to deliver, select, evaluate, measure and understand the ads we serve on and off Facebook”, but the report holds that this behaviour fails to uphold EU privacy law stating that users must give prior consent before they can be tracked or have a cookie issued to their computer.
A spokesperson for Facebook denied the report’s claims, telling The Guardian it “contains factual inaccuracies”.
Source:: Mobile App News