Facebook owner Meta faces EU ban on targeted advertising

The European data regulator has agreed to extend a ban imposed by non-EU member Norway on “behavioural advertising” on Facebook and Instagram to cover all 30 countries in the European Union and the European Economic Area, it said on Wednesday.


Meta runs the risk of getting fined up to 4% of its global turnover, the Norwegian data regulator said.

Sure, the European Union isn’t perfect – no government is – but the Union’s fight against the utter dominance of tech giants, as well as standing up for citizen privacy, is commendable.