Personal data : Facebook, Google, and Microsoft accused of “manipulating” users

Since a few weeks are flourishing on the screens of computers and smartphones small pop-up, prompting users to “check out” a certain number of parameters. These windows are the result of the new european regulation on the personal data (RGPD), which entered into force on 25 may, which requires companies to be more explicit about the way in which they collect, and the choices given to the users.

Wednesday, may 27, Forbrukerradet, the Norwegian agency for consumer advocacy, a public body, has yet put in doubt the compliance of three important services with the RGPD : Facebook, Google, and Windows 10. In a stern, she believes that “these companies manipulate us to share information about us “and use” schemes ” to discourage us from exercising our rights to privacy “.

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