Until then endorsed by its Irish subsidiary, the responsibility for processing the information of 70% of the users of the network will be transferred to the United States, where the regulation is less restrictive.
Urged by questions by US parliamentarians After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, CEO Mark Zuckerberg had even touted last week the virtues of the text: “The RGPD in general is going to be a very positive step for the Internet.” Modulating his answers according to his interlocutors, he suggested that he could apply “the spirit” to all its users in the world.
Facebook justifies this move for legal and non-tax reasons. The network argues that “European law requires a specific legal terminology” that does not exist in US law. “We will apply the same protection of privacy everywhere, whether you are contractually engaged with Facebook Inc. or Facebook Ireland,” said Facebook, with a still very worked choice of employee words. Other American networks like LinkedIn are engaged in similar transfers.
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