Facebook confirmed on April 20 that it will change the way it administers its terms of service (OS) for 1.5 million users in Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America. Despite the fact that the users in those territories already agreed to TOS dictated by the company’s corporate entity in the EU nation of Ireland, they will now have to agree to be bound by the US-based corporation’s terms.
The move, which was reported by Reuters, comes as the EU prepares to begin enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) next month. This basically mean that only European Facebook users will gain the personal data protections offered by the law immediately. But, according to Facebook, the shift has nothing to do with the GDPR, despite timing. The company says that all users everywhere will get the same privacy protection.