Mark Zuckerberg Reveals Countries Facebook And Instagram Might No Longer Work In Soon
All Meta-owned social media apps, including Facebook and Instagram, might no longer work in the UK and in Europe as a whole.
Mark Zuckerberg has threatened to pull “core services” from the region after an intensive dispute over data protection laws with Europe.
Meta in it’s warning note, said it could shut down the services if Europe doesn’t let it perform “transatlantic data transfers”.
This means transferring people’s private data from secure servers in Europe, where they are heavily regulated, to the US.
In an annual report to a US government agency, Meta said that the company will “probably” have to stop offering its “most significant products and services” if a new framework is not adopted.
While Meta claims that sharing data between countries and regions is critical to providing its services, the European Court of Justice has prevented it from doing so since July 2020. This is largely to protect users across Europe from having their data shared or sold without their consent.