The protection of user data is increasingly the order of the day, especially in the European Union. Therefore, European regulators are trying to restrict Facebook’s ability to transfer data to the U.S.
So, as a result of these pressures, the technology, and social media giant is now threatening to abandon the Old Continent and close its doors to more than 400 million users.
Can you imagine a Europe without Facebook? It may happen!
Therefore, Facebook has already made it public that it is ready to pack and leave Europe, if regulators do not stop the pressure. After all, the company said that the decision of the DPC (Ireland Data Protection Commission) will force the technological giant to leave the region, thus leaving 410 million registered users.
What services could disappear? We are obviously talking about Facebook, Instagram, but also the very popular WhatsApp.
Having said all of this, according to Facebook: “It is not clear how it is that in these circumstances we can continue to offer our services in the European Union.” (Yvonne Cunnane) – Leader of Facebook’s data protection in Ireland.
However, this attitude of Facebook follows the order of last month. Which in turn came to prohibit the transfer of data from European users to North American servers. What’s the problem with this? It is simple, it seems that the United States is taking advantage of this information! To monitor what is happening on the other side of the Atlantic. (Funny isn’t it? When Trump points his finger at China every day. Especially at Huawei).
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