Facebook responds to Belgian privacy report

Report had claimed Facebook wasn't keeping in line with EU data and privacy guidelines.

Facebook has responded to a report by Belgian researchers who claimed that Facebook had breached EU privacy law.

The report outlined a number of breaches which Facebook has - mostly - refuted.

In a post, Facebook responds to a number of the report’s claims including one that Facebook doesn’t provide controls over the sharing of location information.

However, one claim garnered a different response from Facebook.   The researchers stated that Facebook wants to use social plugins to add cookies to the browsers of non-Facebook users.  Facebook denied this, but did accept that a bug had meant that this may have happened.  They state a fix is in progress.

Sources: Facebook; TheNextWeb.