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Facebook and Instagram could be closed this summer

Ireland’s data protection authority announced Thursday that it will prevent US tech giant Meta, which owns Facebook, from sending user data to the United States. It’s reports Politico.

Meta has been in conflict with European privacy activists for several years, according to Politico. If the proposal becomes a reality, the company’s last legal opportunity to transfer large amounts of data from Europe to the United States will be gone.

It will affect more European companies

“If a new framework for transatlantic data transmission is not adopted and we are not allowed to use standard contractual clauses, we will no longer be able to offer our products and services in Europe,” Meta wrote in a statement to the SEC. commission.

If the Irish proposal goes into effect, other companies in Europe that send data to the United States will also be affected. Then they have to find other ways to present the data.

The European Union and the United States are working on a new data transfer framework, which could enable companies like Meta to continue sending data to the United States despite the Irish ban. However, this is not expected to be ready until the end of the year.

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