The EU threatens America's social media. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

Jun 16, 06:07 AM

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The EU threatens America's social media. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

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There is indeed an even deeper irony here. In Article 3 of the GDPR, we learn of its extensive extraterritorial scope: “This Regulation applies to the processing of personal data in the context of the activities of an establishment of a controller or a processor in the Union, regardless of whether the processing takes place in the Union or not.” That broad command captures all transactions related to “the offering of goods or services, irrespective of whether a payment of the data subject is required, to such data subjects in the Union; . . .”