EU Puts Pressure On Google, Facebook And Twitter

The European Union has increased its pressure on the US websites Google, Facebook and Twitter to bring their user terms in line with European law. The European Commission has called the companies' current terms “insufficient” and has asked all three to improve their proposed changes to user terms by the end of September 2017. If they do not comply with the request, the authorities have the power to fine all three. It has been reported that two of the three companies have already responded with altered terms, although this has not been confirmed by the EU. The EU's concerns are focused on the companies' details about “timeframe and deadlines they would apply to dealing with notifications of content deemed illegal”. It has also been requested by the EU that consumers be alerted before their content is removed.