Social media giants Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ released on February 15 their new terms of service, which are designed to better align with EU consumer protection rules. The changes have been greeted with enthusiasm in Brussels, but still fall short of fully complying with the European Union's strict regulations.

The platforms can no longer force EU consumers to waive their mandatory EU consumer rights. Consumers can also now lodge complaints in Europe instead of the US, where the majority...


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