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Consent Disputes Emerge As First GDPR Battlefield

Law360 (June 4, 2018, 6:41 PM EDT) -- The first cases to test the reach of Europe's new privacy regime will let regulators home in on just how much data tech juggernauts truly need to sweep up in order to run their platforms — and what data collections they need to explicitly ask users to consent to, legal experts say.

Silicon Valley heavyweights Facebook and Google have already been accused of breaching the EU's newly installed General Data Protection Regulation by only allowing consumers to access services after they agree to terms of service laying out their data collection practices. Such a "take-it-or-leave it" approach violates the GDPR's ban...

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