The new pact, which still needs to be finalised, will almost certainly face intense legal scrutiny that began after revelations by Edward Snowden of mass digital spying by US agencies.
According to Italy's antitrust regulator, the US social media giant fails to properly inform users about how it collects and uses their data for commercial purposes.
The investigation comes as Italy announced it had temporarily blocked access to TikTok for users whose age could not be proved definitively.
France’s data privacy watchdog says it has fined Google $121 million and Amazon $42 million for breaching the country’s rules on advertising cookies.
Google lacked transparency and clarity in the way it informs users about its handling of personal data and failed to properly obtain their consent for personalised ads, says France's data protection watchdog.
Changes by Facebook mean its 1.5 billion members in Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America will not fall under the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect on May 25.
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the biggest overhaul of personal data privacy rules since the birth of the internet.
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