Facebook, Google, WhatsApp and Instagram already hit with GDPR complaints – but the tech giants aren’t worried

acebook, Google, WhatsApp and Instagram already hit with GDPR complaints - but the tech giants aren't worried

Complaints have been filed against Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Google within hours of new EU data laws taking effect.

Privacy group Noyb said it filed the complaints because it believes the technology companies are using what it calls “forced consent”.

As part of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), companies that gather data are required to gain consent, freely given, from users to collect and use their personal information.

However, the group argues that the firms have threatened to no longer offer services to those who do not consent to new terms of service.

Noyb chairman Max Schrems said: ” Facebook has even blocked accounts of users who have not given consent.

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