Summary:

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 were filed by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems, a longtime critic of the companies’ data collection practices.

Both companies have disputed the charges, arguing that existing measures were adequate to meet GDPR requirements.

 

Originally posted on The Verge by : https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/25/17393766/facebook-google-gdpr-lawsuit-max-schrems-europe