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An Austrian data activist has wasted no time in filing complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp under new EU privacy laws that came into force on Friday. Max Schrems said the services’ take-it-or-leave-it approach to data consent breaks General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He said: “A lot of these companies now force you to consent to the new privacy policy, which is totally against the law.” Facebook said it has worked for 18 months to be GDPR-compliant. 

VIENNA/LONDON (Reuters) – As Europe’s new privacy law took effect on Friday, one activist wasted no time in asserting the additional rights it gives people over the data that companies want to collect about them.

Austrian Max Schrems filed complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, arguing they were acting illegally by forcing users to accept intrusive terms of service or lose access.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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