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Facebook's "GDPR bypass" gets validated by the Irish DPC.

The Irish Data Protection Commission just validated Facebook's "unusual" reading of the GDPR. Facebook having its European HQ in Ireland doesn't inspire faith in their impartiality, of course.

Max Schrems:

The DPC developed the 'GDPR bypass' with Facebook, that it is now greenlighting as a regulator. Instead of a regulator, it acts as a ‘big tech’ advisor.

It's probable the other European DPCs won't let this pass but it's more proof the system needs an overhaul.

Linked on the 13th of October, 2021 Details

Facebook's role in brexit

British journalist Carole Cadwalladr gave an impassioned speech at the TED conference where she took on the silicon valley big guys for their role in the brexit mess. Predictably, their reactions weren't very warm.

Published on the 1st of May, 2019 Read full post


Joseph Schulz’s photographs of abandoned checkpoints and border crossings.
Linked on the 4th of October, 2018 Details

Facebook previews GDPR privacy tools and, yep, it’s the same old BS

“Facebook gives people the appearance of choice and then carefully directs users to making the right ones”.
Linked on the 20th of April, 2018 Details

European Copyright Law Isn’t Great. It Could Soon Get a Lot Worse.

The EU is proposing copyright law that’s so ridiculous it even outlaws Creative Commons.
Linked on the 13th of April, 2018 Details

Censorship Machine: Busting the myths

The European Commission’s proposed copyright directive includes a mandatory “censorship machine” to filter all uploads from every user in the EU. It never ends…
Linked on the 13th of December, 2017 Details