We did not have to wait too long for the first big lawsuit to be introduced after the implementation of the GDPR regulations. It turns out that the first companies that will have to prove before the court that they are complying with the new regulations on the processing of personal data are Facebook and Google. Both companies were sued by the Austrian activist Max Schrems. The sum of all claims amounts to EUR 7.8 billion.
Google and Facebook have been accused of forcing consent to the processing of personal data
In fact, there are four separate lawsuits. The first one concerns Google, and more specifically the Android operating system. However, further lawsuits are related to the services provided by companies belonging to Mark Zuckerberg, namely Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. In all four cases, the point is that the user asked for permission can not refuse it, because it would deny access to the service. The Austrian activist believes that Google and Facebook should construct their own regulations in such a way that the user can choose what data he wants to share. However, failure to consent to the processing of some of them would reduce the functionality of the website. Is Max Schrems right?
Source: Business Insider