BEUC files 8 privacy complaints over Meta's Consent or Pay model

29/02/2024 | BEUC

On Thursday, 29 February, eight European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) members filed privacy complaints against Meta Platforms concerning the company's tiered (Consent or Pay) subscription model. The complaints were filed with national data protection authorities in the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

In a statement, Ursula Pachl, deputy director general of the BEUC said, "Meta's offer to consumers is smoke and mirrors to cover up what is, at its core, the same old hoovering up of all kinds of sensitive information about people's lives, which it then monetises through its invasive advertising model."

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