Privacy group noyb.eu is accusing Google, Facebook, and others of utilizing forced consent after the General Data Protection Regulation went into effect at midnight. They say accounts are getting blocked if the user doesn't agree to the use of their data. Seeing as this is the EU, and they like to enforce lots of regulations, I would have to say it wouldn't surprise me if they rule against the alleged culprits. Also, if the EU does rule against them the fines could total up to $7B combined. I'm breaking out the popcorn because this one is going to be fun! Read the complaint here. “Facebook has even blocked accounts of users who have not given consent. In the end, users only had the choice to delete the account or hit the “agree” button–that’s not a free choice, it more reminds of a North Korean election process,” Max Schrems, the chair of noyb.eu, said.