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It’s only day one of the GDPR and Google and Facebook have been hit with $8.8 billion in lawsuits

Both Google and Facebook have been hit with multiple lawsuits within hours of the GDPR rollout. Spearheaded by a privacy advocate in Australia, Max Schrems, Google being hit with a potential $4.3 billion in lawsuits, while Facebook is looking at fines totaling $4.5 billion.

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Cobra951147d ago

I wonder what the odds are of the US ever getting that sort of comprehensive privacy protection. My guess is slim at best.

Hey, knowtechie, I had to look up "GDPR". Not once do you spell it out in your article. Not all your readers are European.

franwex147d ago

Slim, most states have different views on privacy, and since all that personal data is worth billions companies will simply lobby.