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Facebook withdraws 1.5 billion users from the new EU data protection law on personal data

And all this in order to continue to collect information about them with impunity.

On May 25, the new law on personal data protection comes into force in the EU, which tightens the rules for the collection and use of personal data about users without their knowledge, and allows EU courts to impose fines of up to 4% of the company’s annual turnover for violation of these.

Most of all, Facebook could suffer from this law, as all users of the social network except Canada and the United States are covered by the laws of the European Union on the protection of personal data due to the location of the company’s main office in Dublin.

Now Facebook is going to withdraw 1.5 billion users from Africa, Asia, Australia, South America and the CIS from the jurisdiction of the EU, so as not to risk paying huge fines and keep the current rules for processing personal data.

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