time.lex successfully represents Belgian Privacy Commission against Facebook

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Jos Dumortier

time.lex lawyers Frederic Debusseré, Jos Dumortier en Ruben Roex successfully represented the Belgian Privacy Commission in its summary proceedings against Facebook before the President of the Brussels Court of First Instance.

In its judgement of 9 November 2015, the Court ordered Facebook Inc., Facebook Ireland Limited and Facebook Belgium SPRL to cease registering which websites internet users from Belgium who do not have a Facebook account visit by means of cookies and social plug-ins. The order enters into force 48 hours after the Privacy Commission will officially serve the judgment to Facebook. If Facebook does not comply with the order, it will have to pay a penalty of 250,000 EUR per day of non-compliance. The order remains in force, even if Facebook appeals the judgement.

Click here to read the judgement (in Dutch) and a summary of it.