Google, Facebook & Instagram Accused of Violating EU’s GDPR Laws

A group against the violation of human’s privacy has has filed a petition against world tech giants Facebook, Google, Instagram and world most popular messaging app WhatsApp owned by Facebook accusing of of violation GDPR laws. The group accused the tech giants of violation their user’s data privacy and improper usage of the their data.

The petition came few hours after the European Union (EU) enacted new GDPR laws – General Data Protection Regulation which is a new EU law that changes how personal data can be collected and used. Even companies based outside the EU must follow the new rules if offering their services in the EU

Below is a statement released by the group

Privacy à la “take it or leave it”? The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force today at midnight is supposed to give users a free choice, whether they agree to data usage or not. The opposite feeling spread on the screens of many users: Tons of “consent boxes” popped up online or in applications, often combined with a threat, that the service cannot longer be used if users do not consent. One the first day of GDPR has therefore filed four complaints against Google (Android), Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram over “forced consent”.


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