Facebook threatens Europe with fewer features due to fragmented regulation
Open up your salmon-pink copy of the Financial Times today and within the Opinion section you’ll find a strident critique of European regulation from Facebook’s chief of public policy, Richard Allan. There’s sadly nothing unusual about the rift between big American companies and the European regulators trying to keep them in check, but the tenor of this complaint is slightly different.
Not merely bemoaning excess regulation, Facebook expresses unhappiness at the fragmented and inconsistent sets of requirements it has to abide by in each country. It’s presently subject to various investigations in countries like the Netherlands and Germany, which Allan describes as “overlapping” and rehashing the “months of demanding, technical audits”…
Source:: The Verge