Facebook And Instagram Users Allowed To Opt Out Of Data Tracking After New EU Privacy Challenge Heads In Meta’s Direction

Meta is not going to be happy to hear this next piece of news after the EU recently rolled out a new privacy challenge in the tech giant’s direction.

Consumer groups across Europe recently united and put out a complaint against Facebook’s parent firm and how its system was giving users a chance to step back from data tracking. And for those wondering, it’s the second challenge of this kind to arise in just a week.

The leading firm sells data belonging to its users to a wide range of advertisers but for so many years, it has simply failed at justifying the act as it does not fall in the data privacy domain.

The leading firm from Silicon Valley first gave users the chance to jet out around ten to thirteen Euros monthly to take a step back from sharing their data at the month’s start.

However, many consumer groups claimed such a decision failed to fall in the jurisdiction of their regulations, dubbing it unfair for obvious reasons. They similarly ordered it to stop as mentioned in a leading system from the BEUC.

Now, we know that close to 19 members rolled out a united complaint with the region’s consumer protection leaders relating to the network in Europe. They similarly mentioned how close to 19 members rolled out a complaint on the subject recently with the region’s authorities who handle such matters.

The BEUC’s head called out Meta for the act and even confirmed how it was a deceptive practice. Similarly, we saw how the privacy group in Austria mentioned that such complaints regarding data protection arising over a similar issue were at an all-time high in this part of the world as well.

And that’s why more complaints were launched in Vienna by such groups that were based in Austria.

We’ve seen the NOYB succeed when it came down to beating Meta at so many kinds of similarly themed legal cases, adding how the tech giant’s latest system was just wrong as it failed at providing people with the freedom to make their own decisions and opt out of data tracking as the only other option was to pay to gain their own privacy.

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