Meta to relocate UK users data to the US, away from EU jurisdiction

21/02/2023 | Independent

Meta is preparing to change its terms of service and privacy notices for UK users to reflect moving user data onto US servers. The report first published by Bloomberg (£) means UK users will be transferred out of the EU General Data Protection Regulation's (GDPR) jurisdiction. However, Meta claims UK users will retain data rights under the UK GDPR. A Meta spokesperson said the updates related to Brexit. “Like other companies, we’ve made changes in response to the UK leaving the European Union. UK users remain protected by UK privacy and data protection laws. We’re not making any changes to the way our products work and the updates to our terms and privacy policies don’t change the way we treat UK users’ data.”

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