Facebook, Instagram, ‘Pay or Consent’ and Necessity to Fund a Service
Meta officially announced that Facebook and Instragram will offer a paid subscription service tier without any ads. The move was prompted by recent enforcement actions by European privacy authorities and a judgment by the EU’s highest court, the Court of Justice. I’ll dive deeper into those developments in future posts. I believe that much of this is both bad law and bad policy. Today, I start with an overview, aiming to provide a simplified explanation.