Privacy activist files complaint against 101 European websites

One month after the cancellation of the data treaty “Privacy Shield” between the EU and the US, privacy activist Max Schrems is taking websites to court that still send data to the US.
There are also 8 Belgian and Dutch ones being sued: PostNL, Takeaway, Marktplaats and Lieferando. A month after that ruling, the Schrems organization has now taken stock of the situation, and has seen that 101 websites still use services such as Google Analytics and Facebook Connect, which now unlawfully send data to the US. “We performed a quick search of major websites in each EU country to see if they contain any code from Facebook and Google. These snippets of code send data about each visitor to Google or Facebook. Both companies admit that they have data on Europeans. pass it on to the US for processing, where they are legally required to make that data available to US agencies such as the NSA. Neither Google Analytics nor Facebook Connect are essential to keep the web pages up and running.

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