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Web privacy activist files combined $8.8 billion complaints against Facebook and Google

28 May, 2018, 09:35 | Author: Lydia Fleming
  • Facebook and Google at top of GDPR complaints list

Andrea Jelinek, chairwoman of the new European Data Protection Board, which will coordinate enforcement of the new law, criticized the blackout and said that companies had been given a long time to prepare.

The LA Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, Baltimore Sun and Orlando Sentinel websites all displayed the same message saying they could not be accessed.

"GDPR allows processing of data strictly required for the service, but using this information for commercials and their sale requires an unforced user consent", says noyb.eu in a press release.

Meanwhile campaigner Max Schrems said he had launched four official complaints with national regulatory authorities on Friday under the new law.

If you feel like you've been seeing an unusual amount of privacy policy updates popping up on your favorite websites or in your inbox, you're not going insane. Well if you misuse, exploit, market without consent or even handle with caution any user data, then you can be slapped with a fine of 20 Million Euros to 4% of the company's global turn-over.

European privacy regulators signalled that they were ready to flex their muscles but were not "sanctioning machines".

"Over the last 18 months, we have taken steps to update our products, policies and processes to provide users with meaningful data transparency and control across all the services that we provide in the EU", Erin Egan, Facebook's chief privacy officer, said in an emailed statement.

The GDPR aims to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for worldwide business, and many companies, especially smaller firms, have been rushing to put measures in place in time for the May 25, 2018 deadline. "Therefore, new jobs will be created for professionals skilled in cyber security skills", said Sai Pavan, director of SiriNiti, a cybersecurity services company. Thanks to GDPR, companies will also need to reveal any sort of data breach within 72 hours.

Facebook GDPR Complaints
US news sites go dark in EU | Bangkok Post: tech

To compete with the online search giant, publishers and advertisers have bought, sold and traded data with different sources, a bespoke approach that is now severely restricted under the European Union's new rules.

"It's clear in the law - there are decisions by European data protection authorities and guidelines that this (practice) is prohibited", he said.

The advocates of the companies, for example, could argue that this data is necessary for Facebook and other companies to earn their advertising revenues.

"We expect all companies to fully comply with the General Data Protection Regulation as of today". The pop-ups will explain how cookies are used for tracking your browsing history, and if you close the banner and use the site without doing anything, you're most likely consenting to letting that website track you.

According to a Deloitte survey conducted in collaboration with Data Security Council of India (DSCI), large organisations with more than 10,000 employees (21 per cent of respondents), embarked on their GDPR readiness journey in 2016 itself.

GDPR critics argue the law is confusing and cumbersome, and could lead to unintended effects on both sides of the Atlantic.

But if you're wondering what this thing actually is you're not alone. All the more that I became interested with this with my recent dealings with my internet service provider accessing my account information without me giving permission or them notifying me that they will do so. Take note here that this does not only apply to EU-based companies.


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