Published: Fri, May 25, 2018
Markets | By Terence Owen

Here's why you're getting so many emails about changing privacy policies

Here's why you're getting so many emails about changing privacy policies

Our new data protection rules were agreed for a reason: Two thirds of Europeans are concerned about the way their data was being handled, feeling they have no control over information they give online. Following scrutiny of its data practices, Facebook had also promised that it would make the controls it introduced for GDPR available to users worldwide.

The 99 articles contained in the 88 pages of the GDPR represent the most extensive overhaul of data protection rules in Europe in a generation-and they affect companies and consumers in Europe and beyond, including Canadians.

European data protection authorities, who met in Brussels Friday for a plenary meeting and will be in charge of enforcing the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, supported the analysis. But opponents say the new rules are overly burdensome and have warned of costly business disruption.

Schrems is the same Austrian activist who fought against US intelligence agencies' mass surveillance operations targeting European Union citizens as well against the American companies violating European Union citizens' rights with their data collection.

Under the complaints, NOYB alleges that users are being railroaded or coerced into granting consent in order to access services.

Part of the GDPR statutes state that users should be able to opt-in or opt-out of specific policies when it comes to privacy and data collection, not either accept everything or be barred from using the product.

Other Europeans took things in their stride, responding to the abrupt blackout, preceded by an avalanche of emails urging Europeans to agree to the new privacy rules, with cartoons and memes. Google is embedding video (from its YouTube service, of course) to further explain the concepts. It will impact on the way businesses handle data related to recruitment activities, and the information they store relating to employees. Some are obvious, such as to fulfill contractual obligations - for instance, when an insurer pays out a claim. If you would rather not have these cookies then you can opt-out of marketing cookies, but you will need to opt-in each time you want to watch a video.

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It covers everything from giving people an opportunity to obtain, correct or remove personal data about themselves, to outlining rules for disclosing security breaches, to providing easily understood privacy policies and terms of service.

Companies are also required to give European Union users the ability to access and delete data and to object to data use under one of the claimed reasons.

In particular, Rushmore recommended that HR professionals who haven't already audited their employee data do so now and delete any information they deem no longer necessary. In complying with the new GDPR laws, all un-migrated accounts will be purged, resulting in any previous posts becoming anonymous and the loss of your nickname.

Regulators will also look to hit the pocket books: Companies can be fined up to 4 per cent of their global revenue or €20 million, whichever is larger. Until now, there has been little incentive for companies to protect customers' personal information.

A large number of European web users have been unable to access certain USA sites, including The Chicago Times, the LA Times, The New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel and Baltimore Sun.

One key provision of GDPR, the right to data portability, is causing particular confusion.

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