Not surprisingly, Facebook takes issue with the report. It tells The Guardian that the study has "factual inaccuracies" (though they're not detailed) and says it has offered to clear the air with the Belgian government. However, officials have turned down these requests so far. Unless they have a change of heart, there's a chance that Facebook will have to defend itself against some pretty serious EU allegations in the near future -- whether or not there's any merit to the claims.
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