According to the Verge report, Facebook is in breach of European law and is also ignoring the data rights of the users requiring them to have tracking cookies placed on their computers.

Facebook's habit of monitoring users' browsing habits has been under scrutiny in Europe for several months now.

Facebook continues to violate European consumer protection laws in spite of the changes made to its privacy policy in January.

A section of the report said that Facebook receives the Facebook ID and browser ID, along with the URL of the page being visited when a logged-in Facebook user visits a site with Facebook social plug-ins.

Facebook employees have direct access to users' account: Report

Some Facebook employees have direct access to your account. But Facebook has explained that this is part of a tiered and strictly-managed customer support set-up, with employees abusing this trust getting fired, VentureBeat reported.

"Access is tiered and limited by job function, and designated employees may only access the amount of information that's necessary to carry out their job responsibilities, such as responding to bug reports or account support inquiries,” VentureBeat quoted a Facebook spokesperson as saying.

"Two separate systems are in place to detect suspicious patterns of behaviour, and these systems produce reports once per week, which are reviewed by two independent security teams," he said.

"We have a zero tolerance approach to abuse, and improper behaviour results in termination," the spokesperson added.