Meta announces updates to terms of service for UK users

Meta announced updates to its terms of service and privacy policy for UK users. Starting 25 April 2025, the provider of services such as Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp in the UK vill change from Meta Plaforms Ireland Ltd. to the US-based Meta Platforms, Inc. The change means that UK users and their service agreements will move outside of the EU’s jurisdiction, following UK’s exit from the EU.

According to Meta, the change does not have any impact on users’ privacy settings and their ‘information will still be protected by UK data protection and privacy laws’.

Digital Services Act came into force

On 16 November 2022, the Digital Services Act (DSA) came into force. The DSA applies to digital services connecting consumers to goods, services, or content. Online platforms will have until 17 February 2023 to report the number of active end users.

The European Commission suggests all online platforms notify it regarding these numbers. Then, the Commission will determine if the platform is a large online platform or a search engine. Following this determination, the platform will have four months to comply with the DSA. EU members will have until 17 February 2024 to accredit their Digital Services Coordinators.