Facebook wins privacy case against Belgian data protection authority

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The Belgian data protection authority on Wednesday lost a legal battle with Facebook in which it sought to stop the social network from tracking the online activities of non-Facebook users in Belgium who visit the social network's pages. The Belgian Privacy Commission said the Brussels Appeals Court had dismissed its case on the grounds that the regulator has no jurisdiction over Facebook Inc, which has its European headquarters in Ireland. Facebook has had run-ins with a number of European privacy watchdogs over its use of people's data.

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