European governments have long taken a stronger stance against Facebook than the U.S., and that trend continued this week with reports that Irish regulators may order the social media giant to stop sending user data to the U.S. The reported ruling comes a few months after the European Court of Justice stated that this data…

European governments have long taken a stronger stance against Facebook than the U.S., and that trend continued this week with reports that Irish regulators may order the social media giant to stop sending user data to the U.S. The reported ruling comes a few months after the European Court of Justice stated that this data transfer doesn’t “adequately protect” the privacy of European citizens.

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For its part, Facebook said that limiting this flow of data could damage the economy and even potentially slow down recovery following COVID-19. The company also promised to remain compliant with European law.

Sure, Facebook, sure…

Next they will say it is to help save the children. That is always politically effective.

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@michel
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So for additional context: Facebook always claims it benefits small businesses and thus the economy (and doesn’t talk much about how its digital advertising duopoly with Google is ruining the news industry - and makes the manipulation of public discourse by news feed and its algorithmic promotion of fringe groups even harder to check)

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Will be interesting to see how this plays out with the CLOUD Act, which was created to prevent european subsidiaries of american companies to share data with the us government.

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