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Facebook To Migrate UK Users To CA Privacy Agreement Due To Brexit

 |  December 22, 2020

Facebook will transition its UK users into new agreements with its California headquarters, effectively going around the EU’s stringent privacy regulations as Britain prepares to leave the EU. Google unveiled a similar move earlier this year.

Google, Facebook, and a number of other Big Techs have based their European subsidiaries in the Republic of Ireland, which is remaining in the EU even as the neighboring UK prepares to leave via Brexit.

“Like other companies, Facebook has had to make changes to respond to Brexit and will be transferring legal responsibilities and obligations for UK users from Facebook Ireland to Facebook,” Facebook’s UK division stated, per Reuters. “There will be no change to the privacy controls or the services Facebook offers to people in the UK”.

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