Pan-European Data Privacy Rules Developed Added: Saturday, December 19th, 2015
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The countries developed an agreement on stronger, pan-European data privacy laws, as a result of 6 months of negotiations between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.
It is known that the controversial suggestion to block users under 16 from social media by the increase in age of digital consent was watered down in the final text. Overall, the new privacy regulations are set to create strong data protection law for European citizens, streamline legislation between the member states, and boost police and security cooperation. The new rules will replace the outdated national rules that previously suggested only small fines for privacy violation.
The European Parliament explained that the new laws would give regulators real means to clamp down on misconduct. It is also known that businesses breaching European data protection rules could be fined 4% of annual turnover. If we talk about such online giants as Google or Microsoft, this could amount to billions.
On the other hand, the rules will clarify the laws around a “right to be forgotten” for EU citizens and enable them to know when their data has been hacked. In addition, people will receive a right to transfer their data between providers and know how it is processed.
The draft must be approved in full by the full plenary and member states before being officially enforced. After that, the rules would become official within a 2-year span. It was announced that new rules wouldn’t allow businesses to divulge data received for a particular purpose without the permission of the person concerned. In other words, consumers will have to give their explicit consent to the use of their personal information.
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