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Google, Facebook among first accused of breaking GDPR

May 25, 2018


Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have been hit with privacy complaints within hours of GDPR taking effect Friday.

Privacy-advocacy group said the four companies are forcing people to adopt a “take it or leave it” approach with regard to privacy — essentially demanding that users submit to intrusive terms of service.

The group is run by Austrian data privacy activist Max Schrems, who compared that choice to a “North Korean election process.”

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