Facebook will move UK users onto US terms to avoid EU privacy rules

15/12/2020 | Reuters

Facebook has confirmed that it will shift all its UK users into user agreements with the corporate headquarters in California. The move will take them away from their current relationship at Facebook's European offices in Ireland and out of reach of the GDPR. A quote from the Jim Killock, executive director of the Open Rights Group in the Financial Times (paywall) said, "the trend is likely to be for UK enforcement to be less robust than in Europe. Facebook are betting that they can evade tough regulation and they will have an easier time if they move their data out of European servers." 

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