Here’s why you really shouldn’t ignore that pop-up from Facebook

Here’s why you really shouldn’t ignore that pop-up from Facebook

Violators face fines of up to 20 million euros ($24 million) or 4 percent of annual global revenue, whichever is greater. Companies risk massive financial penalties for the biggest privacy violations under the new regime. It will just be easier in the long run to have one set of behaviors for how you treat personal information, instead of trying to have two systems, especially if your business is really global.

He added, "This is really prompted by not just giving you more visibility into your data, but more control of it".

Within the past week, corporations and business conglomerates have been sending out emails regarding some strict changes to their privacy policies that will take effect on May 25.

Companies have to use plain language to explain how they collect and use data.

Do you have all the means you need to ensure that the regulations are complied with?

As part of a wider effort to promote better data practices in industry and society in general, the ICO has launched a public information campaign - "Your Data Matters" - which is aimed at increasing the public's trust and confidence in how their data is used and made available.

We have the law in place. Also companies have to explicitly state what personal information they are storing and why - hence all those Privacy Policy updates. It applies to anyone living in an European Union member country, and the legislation makes it harder for companies to collect your data without you knowing what they're using it for.

"Once you try to codify the spirit (of the law) - then you get unintended consequences", said Lars Andersen, whose London-based My Nametags business handles names and phone numbers of children.

The new GDPR law is meant to protect consumers who give companies in Europe their personal data. Plus, that consent must be easy to withdraw or change. Effectively that comes down to either being able to show a reasonable basis for needing to do so (for example, in order to deliver something you have ordered), or having your consent.

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People from outside the EU may receive these particular emails because some companies have chose to implement these new regulations to users throughout the globe, while others are limiting these policy changes to European citizens only.

Schrems has been fighting Facebook over data protection for nearly a decade.

And the rules force companies that suffer data breaches to disclose them within 72 hours. It provides the strongest protections the world has ever seen for customer and user data.

Had the email been sent on Friday, it would have constituted a breach of personal data.

There's still an open question on whether companies will notify USA customers of any breaches, Lewis says.

Some American news publishers are struggling with Europe's new stringent privacy rules.

Another benefit for consumers?

Companies must also give users the right to easily access their data, correct it if necessary, and even delete all of it - otherwise known as the right to be forgotten. Other companies are just telling you about their new privacy policy.

Another right users will now have is the right to anonymity.

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