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GDPR Suit Filed Against Amazon, Apple

An Austrian non-profit, led by privacy activist and attorney Max Schrems, has filed suit against 8 tech giants for non-compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

An Austrian non-profit organization, noyb, has filed suit under GDPR against eight firms for non-compliance with the privacy regulation. The suit named Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Spotify, Youtube, and three others for violating the terms of the European law.

The suit was filed with the Austrian privacy authority on behalf of 10 users. According to attorney Max Schrems, who heads noyb, the firms have built structural violations of users’ rights into their systems.

Schrems has been filing privacy suits since his university days, with his first legal action against Facebook in 2011. Last year, he filed suit against Google, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, alleging that they forced users to accept onerous license terms or lose access to the services.

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