According to reports, Facebook and Instagram could be shut down in Europe if Meta isn’t allowed to transfer, store, and analyze data from European users on US servers.
Because Meta maintains data from European users on American servers, which are subject to the Privacy Shield and other model agreements, this is the case. Existing data transfer agreements are currently being scrutinized by the EU.
Many of Meta’s “most significant products and services,” like as Facebook and Instagram, would “probably” no longer be available in the EU if a new framework is not adopted, according to reports in iTWire, The Guardian newspaper, and Side Line Magazine.
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Meta emphasized that cross-border data sharing is essential for its services and targeted advertising.
As a result, it previously utilized the Privacy Shield transatlantic data transfer framework as a legal foundation.