Monday, August 7, 2017

GDPR adopted as part of the British data protection laws

There is a new proposal to give the British public more control over deleting their personal online information, making the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) part of the data protection laws in the UK. Currently, there is a British process if you want some of your online data deleted or "forgotten", such as embarrassing images on social media. However, not everything requested is deleted. If the data in question is of historical or scientific long term value or qualifies as an example of freedom of expression it remains online. The GDPR is supposed to make the process easier to ask for withdrawal of and to actually withdraw online data, and it increases the responsibility of and fines for failure of online companies to protect personal data. Read more about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40826062

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