Facebook moving UK user agreements to USA is bad news for our privacy

Responding to news that Facebook will be soon shifting all its users in the UK into user agreements with the corporate headquarters in the US, reportedly making the change because EU’s privacy regime (which the UK follows) is among the World’s strictest, Jim Killock Executive Director of the Open Rights Group said: 

“Moving data out of the EU makes it harder to enforce your privacy rights. It means European actions to limit the power of the tech giants will not apply to UK citizens. It means the UK ICO will need to be pushed to make the same decisions when companies break the law. And it means those tech giants can lobby for weaker UK rules to ensure they can get away with things in the UK that they cannot in the EU.”



07951265812 / press@openrightsgroup.org 

Notes to the Editor: 

1- Exclusive Report by Reuters on Facebook to move UK users to California terms, avoiding EU privacy rules