Earlier last week, Facebook was hit with the news the social network’s privacy settings as well as the practice of collecting users’ personal data are illegal in Germany. Now, the social network has been threatened with fines for tracking users through third-party applications and websites.
The court revealed that the social network is tracking users who don’t have an account on the social network. As a result, the court has imposed a daily fine of €250,000. If Facebook fails to comply with the latest fine, the total fine can go up to €100 million.
The court said, “Facebook informs us insufficiently about gathering information about us, the kind of data it collects, what it does with that data and how long it stores it. It also does not gain our consent to collect and store all this information.”
Following the court’s ruling, Facebook said that it will comply with the latest ruling although the social network will appeal against the ruling. In an official statement, “We’ll comply with this new law, just as we’ve complied with existing data protection law in Europe.”