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Google and Facebook face a fine of 3.7 and 3.9 billion euros

Austrian Max Shrems sued the companies Google and Facebook. The activist accuses them of forcing users to exchange personal data and demands a fine of 3.9 billion euros for a search corporation and 3.7 billion for a social network. Also under the impact of Shrems got a couple of other popular services.

The actions of the Austrian were followed after the General Regulation on data protection (GDPR) came into force on the territory of the European Union on May 25. More information about this can be found in our material .

Шмельс it is assured, that the rules are imperfect and they will necessarily be broken. He also believes that Google and Facebook will not even try to hide these violations. The lawsuits are registered on the operating system Android, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. The latter two belong to the social network.

Both companies argue that all the measures they take are sufficient to meet the requirements of the GDPR.

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