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8:12 am on Jun 1, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Today Facebook won't let me use my account without agreeing to new GDPR Privacy settings etc.

i thought that was specifically against GDPR.

Anyone else in this situation? I am from the UK.
8:23 am on June 1, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Now that you said that I went to log on, but I hadn't seen that.
8:30 am on June 1, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Since the GDPR is retroactive, this is normal that sites (or business) have to obtain the explicit consent, even for things already done.
9:35 am on June 1, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Just signed out and back in, no notice. Possibly they are doing it to EU users only? I'm in the US.
8:43 am on June 3, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Possibly they are doing it to EU users only? I'm in the US.

Since Facebook sees the GDPR (or any other privacy laws) against its interests, it's doing the very strict minimum. The GDPR applies to EEA people, so Facebook is applying these rules only to EEA people inspite of their claim to apply to everybody, proof is the move around of International users' entity in charge
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Just to add, I not only have my own Facebook account but three other groups belong to me. Maybe that, as well as being UK based, is the reason.

What is irritating to me though is that Facebook is refusing to let me use their website unless I accept their privacy / cookie stuff. Unless I abandon the three groups, I am forced to accept whatever conditions they impose. GDPR specifically does not allow that.
11:16 am on June 3, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I think it's the upcoming ePrivacy regulation which is saying that site shouldn't block the access to people refusing "cookies". I am not sure the GDPR talks about it.
 

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