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Accept and continue: Facebook is working hard to limit the impact of GDPR

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If the General Data Protection Regulation, the European law is designed to empower users to control their data, was to come into effects this instant almost 1.9 billion Facebook users would be empowered by it. The social media giant wants none of that and is making changes to ensure that the number is much smaller. A week after company founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke a big game in the US Congress about extending GDPR protection to all its users around the world Facebook is reportedly working behind the scenes to minimise the impact of the sweeping privacy regulation by altering elements of its Terms of Service (ToS). Reuters reports that while earlier all Facebook users were governed by ToS agreed with the company’s international headquarters in Ireland. Facebook, like many other US tech companies, established an Irish subsidiary in…

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