CPVP vs Facebook: lawsuit “attention-seeking” according to social network
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    CPVP vs Facebook: lawsuit “attention-seeking” according to social network

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    The legal proceedings instigated by CPVP (commission for privacy protection) against Facebook came as a surprise, according to the American company, which even deems the lawsuit “attention-seeking”, revealed a Facebook spokesperson on Monday. CPVP confirmed this weekend that summary proceedings would be initiated by the civil court of first instance in Brussels on Thursday. The commission accuses the social network of processing and tracing personal data without the consent of its members. The legal action undertaken by CPVP against Facebook Belgium, USA, and Ireland, follows mid-May recommendations insisting amongst other things, on total transparency regarding the use of cookies.

    “We are surprised and disappointed that in spite of a meeting scheduled with CPVP to discuss its recommendations on June 19th, the commission is launching this attention-seeking legal action against Facebook Belgium,” stated Tina Kurlow, the social network’s spokesperson. “Even though we are confident and we trust the CPVP case is unfounded, we are happy to continue working with the commission in order to address their concerns,” she added.

    The first stage of the summary proceedings on Thursday will not lead to discussions or exchanges on the content of the case yet, explained the spokesperson for CPVP. It will aim to set a timetable for the legal process, she added.

    Lars Andersen (Source: Belga)