EU watchdog rejects Meta's 'pay for privacy' attempt

Can't charge for data privacy

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EU's data watchdog rejects Meta's 'Pay for Privacy' model on Facebook and Instagram
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EU's data watchdog rejects Meta's 'Pay for Privacy' model on Facebook and Instagram

Meta's attempt to charge European users for ad-free browsing on Facebook and Instagram has been dealt a major blow by EU regulators.

The EU's data protection watchdog, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), has ruled that Facebook owner Meta cannot force users to pay for data privacy as part of its ad-free subscription servi...

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