Privacy activist Max Schrems has accused Facebook and Google of violating the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the Financial Times reports. Along with Google and Facebook, Schrems has filed complaints against Instagram, WhatsApp and Android. Schrems alleges the tech companies violated the GDPR’s rules on consent by forcing users to accept their privacy policies or lose access to their services. The activist’s nongovernmental organization, None of Your Business, is assisting four users in Austria, Hamburg, Belgium and France to file their complaints. Meanwhile, several U.S. news sites were unavailable in the EU due to the GDPR. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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