Facebook Under Attack? Privacy – Europe’s Way of Waging War on U.S Giants?

Charlotte Gerrish, Samya Idi


With the latest focus across Europe and globally on data protection and privacy issues, not least in light of the GDPR[1] which came into force in all member states of the European Union on 25th May 2018, social media sites have come under scrutiny for their data protection practices.

[1] General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679


Europe; social media; data protection; privacy; law; EU; GDPR; Cloud Act; Politics; US

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