Justice iStock_000016406958SmallIn a judgement of 9 November 2015, the President of the Court of First Instance in Brussels, Belgium, ordered Facebook Inc., Facebook Ireland Limited and Facebook Belgium SPRL in summary proceedings to cease registering via cookies and social plug-ins which websites internet users from Belgium who do not have a Facebook account visit.

The order, which has been demanded by the Belgian Privacy Commission in a writ of summons of 10 June 2015, 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.

Facebook has announced that it will appeal against this decision.

Source:  Privacycommission.be