Schrems files complaint over Meta’s ‘make a choice’ model for users

Privacy group argues that consumers should not need to pay for a right to privacy as it is sacrosanct

Given the average phone has 35 apps installed, keeping your phone private could soon cost around €8,815 a year

Privacy advocate Max Schrems has filed a complaint with the Austrian data protection authority against Meta over its move to force to users make a choice about paying for its services or being targeted with personalised advertising.

Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, started issuing notifications earlier this month to those using its platforms as part of a major shift in its business model, implemented to comply with privacy rulings by regulators.

As part of the ...