EU privacy regulators have stated that social media giant Meta should not use their terms of service to force users to accept behaviorally targeted advertisements.
EU vs. Meta
EU privacy regulators allegedly concluded on Monday that meta-owned platforms like Facebook and Instagram shouldn’t be able to use terms of service to force users to consent to targeted ads based on their behaviour within those applications.
A board ostensibly representing all EU privacy regulators has apparently issued a judgement, but it hasn’t been made public. According to The Wall Street Journal, however, it wants the EU agency responsible for Meta regulation—the Irish Data Protection Commission—to make public orders reflecting its finding and to impose sanctions. The Journal’s sources for this information were people who wished to remain anonymous.