Facebook wants to limit the scope of EU rules

Facebook wants to limit the scope of EU rules

World April 19, 2018 05:57

san francisco - Facebook is taking measures to prevent almost all of its users coming soon under the new European privacy legislation. The internet company wants the regulations to apply only to European members. Facebook confirms that decision to Reuters news agency.

Facebook's international headquarters is in Dublin and the American headquarters are located in the Californian Menlo Park. All users outside the US and Canada therefore have a contract with Facebook's Irish subsidiary and are subject to the European privacy regime.

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into effect on May 25, the European privacy regulations become stricter. Governments, companies and other organizations are then obliged to show which personal data they collect and how they are used and protected.

Facebook wants the 1.5 billion users from Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America to come under US regulations. This is because violations of the European directive amount to 4 percent of the worldwide turnover. This can run into millions for the social networking company.

Facebook states in a statement that the European privacy institutions are also available to the rest of the world. 'We apply the same privacy protection everywhere, regardless of whether your agreement with Facebook Inc. or Facebook Ireland. '

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