Meta Faces Privacy Backlash in Europe Over AI Intentions

Shiva Ganesh

A Vienna-based privacy campaign group filed complaints in 11 European countries against Meta, challenging the company's planned privacy policy changes

The policy changes would allegedly allow Meta to use personal data for artificial intelligence technology without obtaining "lawful" user consent

The complaints assert that Meta's policy changes are in direct conflict with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which requires user opt-in consent

Meta's undefined use of AI technology could potentially involve personal data from any source and share information with third parties.

The group has urged data protection authorities to stop Meta's new privacy policy before it takes effect in late June and to conduct a full investigation.