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Facebook

Launched in February 2004, Facebook is a social networking service founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. Early investors included Microsoft and Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka- shing, through his namesake charitable foundation.

The world’s most far-reaching data privacy regulation took effect on May 25, with the goal of protecting people from losing control over their personal information

GDPR is here: Mess up and we’ll fine you, warns EU privacy chief

From social media giant Facebook to libraries and schools, organisations are now subject to the world’s most far-reaching data privacy regulation in a crackdown aimed at protecting people from losing control over their personal information.