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US Firms Make Changes to Comply to EU Privacy Law

28 May 2018

"We build privacy and security into our products from the very earliest stages and are committed to complying with the EU General Data Protection Regulation", a Google spokesperson said in a statement, which also noted its blog post on GDPR.

The websites of many other US news organizations, including The New York Times, USA Today and The Washington Post, were accessible from Europe.

Noyb is asking regulators in France, Belgium, Hamburg and Austria to fine Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp up to 4 per cent of their annual revenue as mandated by the GDPR rules, the CNET report said.

That take-it-or-leave-it approach, Schrems told Reuters Television, violates people's right under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to choose freely whether to allow companies to use their data.

But it has also been blamed for a flood of emails and messages in recent weeks as anxious firms rush to request the explicit consent of users.

The organization suggests that forcing users to accept data collection measures in exchange for the possibility of using the service contravenes the new rules imposed by GDPR. A few hours after the enforcement of GDPR on 25 May 2018, a number of high-profile United States news websites, such as The Chicago Tribune and LA Times, became unavailable.

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"We are engaged on the issue and committed to looking at options that support our full range of digital offerings to the European Union market", a message on the Tronc websites said.

Ready or not, the road to GDPR compliance does not end on enforcement day - assessments and audits should be regular moving forward. GDPR The GDPR sets out seven key principles: lawfulness, fairness and transparency, goal limitation, data minimization, accuracy, storage limitation, integrity and confidentiality (security), and accountability.

Companies mainly in the mid-size category are fast gearing to comply with the GDPR law and e-Privacy issues. "In the past 18 months, we have taken steps to update our products, policies and processes to provide consumers with clear data on transparency and control over all services we provide within the EU", added he. Confidentiality group controlled by innovative Max Schrems said individuals were not being offered a "free choice". Ensuing litigation may play out in Ireland, where both Facebook and Google have their European headquarters. This only indicates that GDPR compliance is a good opportunity - not just for multinational enterprises but smaller organizations as well - to keep up with global advances in data privacy and state-of-the-art security.

Under the new regulation, companies are prohibited from "bundling" consent requests and must provide a way for users to decide which permissions they wish to grant. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the European Union and EEA.

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Twitter that "with the GDPR we are building a European sovereignty on data".

If you're not in Europe, you won't have as much control over how that information gets used, but it's still useful (and interesting) to see exactly what these tech giants know about you.

US Firms Make Changes to Comply to EU Privacy Law