EU judicial advisor By Reuters

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The data protection agency in any EU country should be able to take legal action even if it is not the main authority, recommended a senior adviser to the EU’s high court on Wednesday in a case involving Facebook ( NASDAQ :). The case before the EU court came after Belgium’s privacy regulator tried to prevent Facebook from collecting information about the surfing behavior of Belgian users via cookies to show them targeted advertising without their valid consent. Facebook challenged this on the grounds that the Irish privacy watchdog is Facebook’s lead authority in the European Union, as the company’s European headquarters is in Ireland.

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