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Belgian court deals privacy loss to Facebook

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Facebook's London office. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images

A court in Brussels told Facebook to halt its collection of data generated when its users are on the internet but away from the social network, according to multiple reports.

Why it matters: The court is threatening the company with a fine as high as 100 million Euros — with daily fines of a quarter-of-a-million Euros — if it doesn't comply with the ruling. Facebook is taking a beating on privacy issues in Europe, with a German court contesting the company's data practices earlier this week.