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Facebook to avoid EU privacy rules in UK by moving users to US terms: Report

Facebook is set to make its users in United Kingdom (UK) sign user agreements with its parent company in the United States (US), in an attempt to avoid adhering to privacy laws in the European Union (EU), specifically in relation to its troubles in Ireland, reported Reuters. The social media giant's plan comes even as Ireland's High Court is reviewing the country's Data Protection Commission's (DPC) "preliminary decision" to suspend data from Ireland to the US. The decision will affect Facebook users in the UK, which has left the EU. The company told Reuters that Facebook will be transferring the legal responsibilities and obligations over its UK users from Facebook Ireland (its European headquarters) to Facebook Inc, its global headquarters in California, US. A company spokesperson reportedly said that users would be told of the shift in the next six…

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