Authorities criticized Facebook for plan to unite messengers
Authorities criticized Facebook for plan to unite messengers

Authorities criticized Facebook for plan to unite messengers

Authorities criticized Facebook for plan to unite messengers Facebook plans for integrating messaging features between Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger may be blocked in the EU by privacy laws. The Irish Data Protection Commission said that “ultimately, the proposed integration can happen in the EU only if it is able to meet all GDPR requirements \The Irish Commission controls Facebook at EU level, as the European headquarters of the tech giant is located in Dublin. The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) European law protects people’s personal data from being stored or shared without consent. For violation of the rules of the organization, they can be fined up to 20 million euros or 4% of their annual world turnover. In the USA, the idea of unification was also not enthusiastically greeted. Some congressmen believe that Facebook could not be allowed to buy Instagram and WhatsApp, since now they do not have a competitive incentive for, indeed, active and healthy development that would benefit consumers and the market.

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