Any members of Facebook in Belgian just got some bad news. The company officially announced that they are now requiring any users in Belgian to create an account in order to view pages on their domain. Basically, this will now prevent them from viewing public profiles if they do not have an account. This decision comes after a disagreement between the company and Belgian.
WHY FACEBOOK DID THIS TO BELGIAN PEOPLE
The entire reason this is happening is because of the ruling by the BPC, Belgian Privacy Commissioner. Basically, they did not want the cookies that Facebook uses in their platform to track information. However, Facebook mentioned how the cookies are used to make sure there is no illegal activity that is being performed. However, the BPC did not care and they forced their hand. This then resulted in them announcing that Belgian users will have to have an account to view any pages.
FACEBOOK FURTHER EXPLAINS
They explained that they were very disappointed in the fact that they could not come to an agreement with their cookies. They then said that this would now require them to make users in Belgian have an account to view profile pages. In their defense, they could not just allow the users to be on their domain with no consequence. The company has also announced that they plan on contesting this order.
BELGIAN USERS MIGHT AS WELL CREATE A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT NOW
Some companies around the world have all of their information on Facebook. This may require users to view their page for details and information. However, now this can not be done because of this news. So, Belgian people might as well create an account if they have not done so already. The good news is creating and using an account is a fairly simple process for anyone.