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EU wants companies like Facebook and Google’s terms and conditions faster to adjust

EU wants companies like Facebook and Google’s terms and conditions faster to adjust

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The European Commission and authorities of consumer protection in the European Union want Google, Facebook and Twitter in their terms of use for the september change. The proposals for the changes that the companies have now submitted, would be rejected.

That reports Reuters Monday on the basis of letters sent to the Commission on the companies sent.

The European Commission demanded in march all modifications of the terms and conditions. According to the Commission, the companies should, among other things, ensure that consumers have a purchase online, always undo. Sponsored posts must furthermore always be recognizable as such.

The companies submitted proposals for the changes, but the Commission does not agree. The Commission would have concerns about proposed changes which the liability of the companies is too much restricted.

The Commission demanded in march that social media illegal content and fraud and scams remove it from their platforms as soon as they are aware of it. Here, the companies have procedures have been proposed, but the Commission in accordance with the letters still worry about it.

Finally, the Commission said in march that users always must be able to be in the country where they live file a lawsuit against a company. For some, social media is now in the terms that this is only in the American state of California. Or are there also changes for proposed, is not clear.

New proposals

For 20 July had to be new proposals, it appears from the letters. The new conditions must be before the end of september. According to a insider have two companies with their proposals modified, a third asked for more time. What company that was, is not known.

Facebook and Twitter have, as yet, no response given to the news. A spokesman for Google declined compared Reuters to respond.

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