An Irish watchdog has ruled that a technology company cannot share data on meta-European citizens with the United States, after which Facebook and Instagram could be shut down in Europe.
According to a foreign news agency, if EU regulators agree, both social media platforms will be unavailable to European users.
Meta has confirmed such a decision by the Irish Privacy Regulator.
According to a Meta spokesman, the decision, which will be reviewed by European data protection authorities, is related to a conflict between EU and US law that is in the process of being resolved.
He said the company welcomes the agreement between the EU and the United States for a new legal framework that would allow for the transfer of data across borders and is expected to reach families, communities and economies. Will make it possible to have a couple.
Facebook has 300 million daily active users in Europe, accounting for 10% of the world’s population, and much more Instagram users in Europe, with more than 25% of Instagram users coming from Europe.
The Irish Data Protection Commission has ordered the closure of the platforms to other European privacy agencies, which will comment on the matter by next month.