15 February, 2016, Brussels: Seems like the social networking giant, Facebook is going through a really tough phase. First, Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) bans its ‘Free Basics Service’ and now; it is France who has given a three month notification to the company. As per the notification, the French data protection authority has given Facebook three months to stop tracking non-users’ web activity without their consent and ordered the social network to stop transferring data to the United States using an illegal data transfer pact, reports Reuters.
“The company does not inform Internet users that it sets a cookie on their terminal when they visit a Facebook public page. Facebook transfers personal data to the United States on the basis of Safe Harbour, although the Court of Justice of the European Union declared invalid such transfers in its ruling of October 6, 2015,” said Commission Nationale De I’informatique Et Des Libertes (CNIL).