Facebook and Google hit with $8.8 billion in lawsuits on day one of GDPR 3 replies

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#1 6 months ago

https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/25/17393766/facebook-google-gdpr-lawsuit-max-schrems-europe


On the first day of GDPR enforcement, Facebook and Google have been hit with a raft of lawsuits accusing the companies of coercing users into sharing personal data. The lawsuits, which seek to fine Facebook 3.9 billion and Google 3.7 billion euro (roughly $8.8 billion in dollars), were filed by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems, a longtime critic of the companies’ data collection practices.


I think it's kind of jumping the gun. I would imagine that complying with GDPR on the scale of Google or Facebook would take some time to figure out, right?


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#2 6 months ago

Didn't GDPR pass in 2016? Haven't hey had two years to work on this?


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#3 6 months ago

I hate GDPR. But it's not like they had two years to do that, though.


https://www.eugdpr.org/gdpr-timeline.html


2018 - May - Following a 2 year post-adoption grace period, the GDPR will become fully enforceable throughout the European Union.



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#4 6 months ago

This isn't the United States. These will quite likely be thrown out of court, as they were filed by a troll. Violations of GDPR will probably be handled by the European Commission, not civil courts.