Meta threatens to pull back Facebook and Instagram in Europe

Meta will shut down Facebook and Instagram in Europe if not granted permission to transfer, store and process data from the EU servers to its United States-based servers.

Meta will shut down Facebook and Instagram in Europe if not granted permission to transfer, store and process data from the EU servers to its United States-based servers. American multinational technology conglomerate made the remarks in an SEC filing.

The Court of Justice of the – European Union, in July 2020, declared the Privacy Shield, noting that the EU/S personal data transfer mechanism was no longer legal.

Meanwhile, the United States law contains a “Privacy Shield”, which permits and gives the right to gather personal data about EU data subjects without the Court says adequate safeguards. This shield has been declared as ‘invalid’, on which the European regulators are currently working.

The judgement by the court furthermore underscores that “EU data issues lacked effective means to seek redress against the government of the United States.

Privacy has always been an issue with the American firm’s social media platforms, on which numerous times issues have been raised by the concerned authorities as well as people across the globe.

Earlier, it was also claimed that Google Fonts was sending private information of an individual such as – IP address to another service without granted permission and without a transparent and valid reason to do this.

An issued statement by the European Commission spokesperson cites, “Negotiations with Washington have intensified, but they will take time also given the complexity of the issues discussed and the need to strike a balance between privacy and national security”.

Facebook stated that stopping “transatlantic data transfers” will have a devastating effect on its targeted online publicity stuff.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Read More

UAE: Abu Dhabi Police conducts specialized courses on Disaster Victim Identification System

The Office of Victims Affairs, Crisis and Disaster Management at the General Headquarters of the Abu Dhabi Police has recently carried out 5 (five) specialized courses on the Disaster Victims Identification System.

Mona Kattan announces up to 80% off on KAYALI during Cyber Week

Makeup World sensation Mona Monica Kattan recently shared an update on Twitter regarding 'Cyber Week', which provides endless offers on shopping at world-famous brand Huda Beauty, Wishful and Kayali.

Pakistan: 629 disappeared, 187 tortured, 195 killed in Balochistan, says Paank 2022 reports

Pakistan: In a recent annual report published by Paank, the human rights organization of the Balochistan National Movement, the past year was a dreadful and distressing period for the Balochistan region as several unfortunate incidents took place, such as the disappearance of around 629 people, extrajudicially killed 195 along with 187 tortured. 


UAE SWAT Challenge 2023 Witnesses Fierce Competition as Chechen Team Claims Victory

Dubai: The Chechen SWAT team has emerged victorious in the "Hostage Rescue" event of the UAE SWAT Challenge.

Abu Dhabi citizens to experience unique shopping experience in newly renovated fish market

A recently renovated fish market which offers a unique shopping experience has been launched in the Mina Zayed district of Abu Dhabi.

Pakistan: Aurat March turns violent, police order lathi charge

Pakistan: The Aurat March, a gathering held annually by Pakistani women on International Women's Day to express their concerns and celebrate.