Google and Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws


Austrian lawyer and privacy activist, Max Schrems, filed some complaints.

Users of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yelp and hundreds of other websites received emails notifying them of updated privacy policies due to the GDPR, which was passed in 2016.

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

The GDPR overhauls data protection laws in the European Union that predate the rise of the internet and, most importantly, foresees fines of up to 4 per cent of global revenues for companies that break the rules.

Nanni said that it will be hard for the European Union to enforce GDPR against smaller companies based outside the EU.

The GDPR clarifies and strengthens existing individual rights, such as the right to have one's data erased and the right to ask a company for a copy of one's data. "Consequently, access to services can no longer depend on whether a user gives consent to the use of data", the complaint says.

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"It's a gradual and not a revolutionary kind of thing ..." They knew these technology giants will be caught under one or the other data breach policies. "They never took the data protection directive seriously", said Patrick Van Eecke, partner at law firm DLA Piper.

All the cool services are getting data dumps - that little link you click somewhere in a settings menu that triggers the service to send you all the data it collects from you (and everything you've used it to do, theoretically).

The reform is an essential step to strengthening citizens' fundamental rights in the digital age and facilitating business by simplifying rules for companies in the Digital Single Market. But not everyone found themselves GDPR compliant as of the deadline, leading to some European users being blocked from reading various websites entirely. No more marketing spam - at least not from any company that wants to comply with GDPR. "To that end, the CMA is committed to establishing and ensuring best practices for marketers in Canada and has created the GDPR Guide as a resource to assist members with understanding and compliance of this new and far-reaching regulation".

Local US newspapers owned by Lee Enterprises, including the St. Louis Post Dispatch and Arizona Daily Sun, were also out of reach, explicitly blaming the GDPR. For example, you have to be told why, how, and where your data is going to be used. Organizations should already be able to provide products or services that address their customers' rights as outlined in the GDPR. 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. At your request, all of your personal data must be properly deleted, and any consent you give to the use of your personal data must be recorded and documented for controls.

GDPR legislation will have an impact on companies in the Middle East, but enforcement actions are unlikely to happen any time soon, according to Giampiero Nanni, EMEA Government Affairs at Symantec.