Google And Facebook Violated The EU's GDPR From Its First Day

Facebook and Google at top of GDPR complaints list

Now, it seems that the European Union (EU) will don a similar mantle, this time acting as the vanguard of data protection for users around the world.

The fact that people around the world were inundated with these notices despite GDPR being a strictly European Union law shows the worldwide effect of the new regulations.

European Union regulators have always been much tougher on the tech companies than their USA counterparts, for instance forcing them to give users more control, imposing fines for noncompliance and requiring platforms to spot and delete illegal content. "As stated by noyb.eu in a report, "The GDPR openly permits any information processing that is severely essential for the facility, but using the information furthermore for commercial or to trade it on requirements the users" free choose-in agreement".

As per the new data privacy law of Europe, the companies can process online information if and only if there is a valid reason to valid basis to do so.

Thanks to GDPR, companies are rolling out new services created to reveal exactly what they know about you.

One European data privacy advocate, Max Schrems, has already filed lawsuits on Friday against Facebook and Google that demand almost $9 billion in fines between the two companies. This is due to failure to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GDPR was ratified in 2016.

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These lawsuits aim to prevent larger companies from extorting users for more data than is strictly necessary.

In order to collect the data of those under the age of 16, companies are required to obtain parental consent.

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Data processors which only process or store the data on behalf of their clients, for example cloud computing providers, will be directly liable for sanctions and could face lawsuits from individuals, and that needs to be reflected in contracts. And companies like Microsoft and Apple have extended GDPR benefits to all customers worldwide, making the impact truly global with new features like downloading and exporting data, or exercising a "right to be forgotten".

This, the organisation suggests, falls foul of the new rules because forcing people to accept wide-ranging data collection in exchange for using a service is prohibited under GDPR.

Starting on Friday, the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, will go into effect.

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

Facebook has even blocked accounts of users who have not given consent. The NGO believes that those four social networks or messaging services essentially force their users to agree to their privacy standards or not use the services at all, rather than modifying their standards to ensure more online privacy and data protection.

Senator Ed Markey and three fellow lawmakers introduced a resolution this week that would call on firms to offer the same protections of the European law in the US.

"Companies should be aware about other repercussions as well".

A verdict in favour of the companies would allow the tech giants to deny services to those who refuse to divulge certain personal data.

The right of access - This continues the right of data subjects to access the personal data that organizations hold about them without incurring fees.

Critics say the new rules are overly burdensome, especially for small businesses, while advertisers and publishers worry it will make it harder for them to find customers.

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