The French data protection authority the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) has issued Facebook with a formal notice to comply with European data protection law, reports Techcrunch. The company has been given three months to makes changes deemed necessary or face sanctions from the authority. To comply, Facebook will need to stop collecting the browsing activity of French users that do not have Facebook accounts as well as stop transferring certain data to the US. This ruling is similar to the Belgian ruling from December, that prevented Facebook from tracking Belgian visitors that did not have Facebook accounts. Users from Belgium would need to log in or create an account to see public pages, and it’s likely French non-Facebook users will now need to do the same. The CNIL ruling is based on EU law, and will…
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