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Belgium Tells Facebook to Stop Storing Personal Data From Non-Users

  • Company faces 250,000-euro a day fine for non-compliance
  • Facebook says it will appeal Belgian ruling to higher court
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Photographer: Duncan Chard/Bloomberg

Facebook Inc. lost a fight with Belgium’s privacy watchdog after a court ordered it to stop storing personal data from people who don’t have an account with the social network.

Facebook faces a fine of 250,000 euros ($269,000) a day if it doesn’t comply with the ruling, the court said in an e-mailed statement Monday.