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Facebook moves 1.5 billion users from Ireland to U.S. escaping EU privacy laws

6 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

You would expect that with the level of scrutiny that Facebook is now under following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the company would be on its best behavior. But that doesn't seem to matter to Mark Zuckerberg and crew. Consider that on May 25th, Europe's new General Data Protection Regulation law goes into effect. Simply put, the new law prevents personal data from being used without express consent. Considering that the penalty for failing to comply is a whopping 4% of a company's global revenues, you might see why it behooves Facebook to keep its nose clean.
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Facebook Circumventing Incoming EU Privacy Law: Report

Facebook Circumventing Incoming EU Privacy Law: Report

6 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Facebook is moving to circumvent the incoming General Data Protection Regulation set to go into effect in the European Union next month as much as it is legally allowed to, Reuters reports, citing an official confirmation from the social media giant. All 1.9 billion Facebook users outside of North America have previously agreed to terms of service with the firm's Irish subsidiary as part of the process of registering for a Facebook account, yet 1.5 billion of them will see their agreements transferred to another unit of the company outside of the EU's jurisdiction. As a result, only 400...
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