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Chap asks Facebook for data on his web activity, Facebook says no, now watchdog's on the case

Ian Michael Gumby Silver badge

@Doctor Syntax

The report just says he's asking for browsing activity off Facebook. It's not clear whether he also has a FB account or whether he's a non-account holding innocent bystander.

It doesn't matter.

Under GDPR, any data collected by FB on a non-account holder would be a violation since the non-account holder has no way to 'opt-in' to their capture and retention of his data. Where they may claim you approved is that the site you visited had a banner than said that they use cookies therefore if you visit the site, you agree to their capturing data on you and imply that it carries to their third parties like FB.

(And that's questionable at the start) or if they use .js from FB which has nothing to do with the cookies.

So the UK has every right to go after them.

If he is an account holder, then under the GDPR they have to detail what details they collect and how they use it so that the user/punter/shill has the option to 'opt-in' giving them an informed consent to track him.

That's not so clear therefore it too is against the law.

Either way you cook it... its still tainted meat and you will get sick. ;-)

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