AUSTRALIANS will become second-class online citizens in a sneaky move by Facebook designed to rob them of new privacy rights.

Critics have slammed Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg for denying Australian social users new privacy rights.AUSTRALIANS will become second-class online citizens in a sneaky move by Facebook designed to rob them of new privacy rights.

The beleaguered social media giant, which suffered the biggest data scandal in its history this year, will be forced to deliver new privacy tools today, when European Unionโ€™s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force.

But Facebook will use a loophole to ensure Australians do not receive the same rights as their European counterparts, moving them from Facebookโ€™s Irish arm to the United States, where privacy laws are more lax.

via Facebook is short-changing Australians on new privacy rights and compensation | PerthNow