Facebook Moves to Exclude 1.5 Billion Users from GDPR Protection
Facebook has reportedly made some changes to lessen its exposure to the EU’s upcoming data privacy rules. The move is expected to exclude around 1.5 billion users around the world from the protections brought by the GDPR.
It is said that the social network is planning to grant such protections only European users, which means that those in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Latin America will still be governed by the original terms of service agreed with the company’s international headquarters in Ireland.
The changes will remove a significant potential liability from Facebook. However, the GDPR still covers all entities that handles data from the EU, such as those with establishments or offer goods and services in the EU, and those who monitor the behaviour of individuals in the EU.