Danica Kirka, Associated Press Updated 5:00 am, Friday, May 25, 2018 Photo: Matt Dunham, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 The founder and CEO of "My Nametags" Lars Andersen, originally from Norway, poses for photographs by a sheet label "weeding machine" at his business premises in London, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Starting Friday, May 25, 2018, My Nametags and most other companies that collect or process the personal information of EU residents must comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation, which the EU calls the most sweeping change in data protection rules in a generation. less The founder and CEO of "My Nametags" Lars Andersen, originally from Norway, poses for photographs by a sheet label "weeding machine" at his business premises in London, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Starting Friday, ... more Photo: Matt Dunham, AP … [Read more...] about Amid confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect
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News / UK and world by Press Association April 25, 2018, 2:46 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The biggest overhaul of data privacy regulation in the history of the internet comes into force one month from today. From May 25 in the EU, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will give regulators greater power to levy large fines on firms who mishandle data, as well as hand users new powers to access and control their data. The new laws also strengthens the jurisdiction of EU regulators, with the new rules applying to all companies and data controllers who handle the data of EU citizens, regardless of where the company itself is based. Technology and internet giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple will also face greater accountability under the laws – which require firms to report any data breaches likely to “risk the rights and freedoms of individuals” within 72 hours of first becoming aware of … [Read more...] about GDPR: New EU data privacy laws just one month away
0 Have your say NEXT month sees the introduction in the UK of the much-heralded General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new set of laws governing the use and storage of digital information, and designed to protect our sensitive personal data in an increasingly connected world. In some quarters the legislation has been hailed as something akin to digital Armageddon – a set of proposals so draconian that they will very soon serve to smother businesses in a sea of regulations, red tape and million Euro fines.For others, GDPR fever has been compared to the misguided national angst generated by fears that the Millennium Bug would wipe out computer systems on the stroke of midnight back on New Year’s Eve in 1999. The truth, as is so often the case when it comes to trying to govern something as complex as data, lies somewhere in the middle.Make no mistake, GDPR is here to stay – even post-Brexit – and its impact is likely to be felt in some shape … [Read more...] about Sarah Power: Data protection vital to post-Brexit UK. Whit it matters…
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced one of his toughest tests yet when he was grilled by 44 senators in Capitol Hill. It came amid questions over how Russia used the social network during the US election of 2016, and how political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica was able to harvest data from 87 million Facebook profiles without most users’ consent. But his job will get harder should the US follow the EU’s lead and install aggressive data protection legislation to empower citizens. … [Read more...] about Could EU’s new data protection law have stopped Cambridge Analytica scandal?
POLITICS 04/10/2018 03:48 pm ET Updated 37 minutes ago The Facebook CEO equivocated on enacting the same laws in the U.S. By Ryan Grenoble Next month, the European Union will enact strict new data protection laws limiting what companies like Facebook can do with their users’ data. Would Facebook be open to something similar in the United States? Depends when you ask. A week ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told a gaggle of reporters on a conference call that the answer was yes. But on Tuesday, while testifying before the Senate judiciary and commerce committees, Zuckerberg’s answer was a bit more ambiguous. He said people in the U.S. and the EU have “different sensibilities” in response to questions on the matter from Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.). Assuming Zuckerberg didn’t simply misspeak, his remarks suggest a quick reversal for the company ― and indeed, a reversal of Facebook’s own reversal. Last Tuesday, a Reuters … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg Says EU Users Have ‘Different Sensibilities’ On Data Protection