Max Schrems fights against the counterclubs Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, which according to him act illegally, because he has to accept the user entered into the contractual conditions, otherwise he will lose access. He showed it right here and we wrote about it here.
In connection with the arrival of the European Union Act on the protection of personal data known as GDPR. The first user to base various Internet services requires the EU user to agree to the processing of personal data and the modified conditions of use of the services. adaweb then conditions the use of their product by agreeing to these conditions.
First, according to the General Protection of Duties (GDPR), persuade the people to freely choose whether to allow companies to use their data, Reuters quoted Schremse as saying.
The activist and the first are now preparing a new album. It is intended both against Google and its Android system, as well as against Facebook and its services Instagram and WhatsApp.
Schrems, who founded the non-profit organization None Of Your Business, thinks the new rules violate GDPR.
According to it, the GDPR requires informed consent, but Google and Facebook require a form of forced consent. And if you uncheck the consent box, you will lose all access to the services they use. And first of all, it violated the rules of the GDPR. Both companies replied to a question from Reuters that their way of dealing with GDPR was undercut. Facebook stated that it was tuned by 18 msc.
Fight for safe pstav
Schrems is not new in the fight against these giants. It won a dispute that lasted for several years, which essentially canceled the automatic pre-data of the user from the EU to the United States. This was a fundamental decision of the European Commission in 2000 with the name safe. It follows that the United States provides adequate protection for personal data transferred to the United States from Europe.
Since then, it has been considered a decision on whether the personal data in accordance with European protection rules do not apply to individual EU countries. Companies will offer to store data on servers in the EU.
The lawsuit was then filed against Facebook, and Max Schrems managed to unite 25,000 people against Facebook, who joined the two lawsuits at the Austrian court.
American servers close the door
But Internet services are not just social and communication applications. Information servers from abroad also had to deal with GDPR.
Some of them do not even ask the user if they can process their data, and directly from the European IP addresses of Brno. It’s a treasure server of newspapers like The Chicago Tribunei LA Times.
According to the BBC, access to the Tronc group (4 days) and Lee Enterprises (46 days) is prevented. According to both publishers, they are now looking for a way to adjust their approach from the EU to our requirements.