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10:06 am on Apr 19, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Facebook's announcement over compliance with the new privacy laws applies to every user, and, interestingly, the company will make a new Terms of Service, which starts rolling out next week in Europe, so that it limits the impact of GDPR on users outside of the European Region.
[newsroom.fb.com...]
Facebook members outside the United States and Canada, whether they know it or not, are currently governed by terms of service agreed with the companyís international headquarters in Ireland.

Next month, Facebook is planning to make that the case for only European users, meaning 1.5 billion members in Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America will not fall under the European Unionís General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect on May 25.

[reuters.com...]
11:19 am on Apr 19, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Does it mean that until now, Facebook was governed by EU laws ?
1:31 pm on Apr 19, 2018 (gmt 0)

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...or NO laws.
2:05 pm on Apr 19, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I don't like FB, sure they have created a lot of tools, a lot of code written, but they have more "legal" hackers than coders, anything they put up should be read twice and even so expect surprises.
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they have more "legal" hackers than coder

Until recently this was acclaimed.
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Does it mean that until now, Facebook was governed by EU laws ?

I misread sorry.

But since Facebook European users are attached to Facebook Ireland , I wonder why, Europeans who tried to sue Facebook, had to do it in California (I think that the EU said it was not legitimate)
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I wonder why, Europeans who tried to sue Facebook, had to do it in California

They're just following the Five D's...

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6:16 am on Apr 20, 2018 (gmt 0)

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California is the headquarters. Ireland is where they've moved most of the patents to avoid paying US taxes.

Google, Apple & MS do similar.