New EU General Data Protection Regulation affords greater importance to personal data. Users now have more rights and are guaranteed greater insight into how data is used. Hefty fines await those who breach regulations.
Consumer groups from across the bloc have signaled their plans to file formal complaints against the tech giant. Google has been accused of secretly tracking users' movements even after they try to disable such features.
Tim Cook has warned that internet users' personal data is being "weaponized" by internet giants. His solution is a US data protection law that imitates many of the EU's stringent rules.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect across Europe on May 25. But giving users greater control of personal data might have undue consequences for artists and cultural organizations.
Ireland's data protection authority has launched a probe into the Facebook security breach that affected some 50 million users. The move could see EU law — and strict fines — come to bear on the social media giant.
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