24 hours after GDPR Facebook and Google in $8.8 billion lawsuit

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Facebook and Google have not had the best of the new data law before they have both gotten slammed with legal suits and fines.

This lawsuit was filed by  Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems, who suited Facebook 3.9 billion and Google 3.7 billion euro for coercing users into sharing their personal data.

GDPR requires that online platform seek proper permission from users before they are distributed or reused by these companies.

However,  Google and Facebook have both not rolled out new policies and products to comply with the new GDPR policies, because most company’s are not ready for it yet.

The lawsuits are broken up into specific products, with one filed against Facebook and two others against its Instagram and WhatsApp subsidiaries. A fourth suit was filed against Google’s Android operating system.

According to Max Schrems

They totally know that it’s going to be a violation, they don’t even try to hide it.

Both Google and Facebook have disputed this charges, arguing that existing measures were adequate to meet GDPR requirements.


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