European Commission Proposes New Laws for Data Privacy

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tommo1982

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Why, for the love of god, do these regulations regard mostly companies and not us people?! Did the EU forget who is paying them their bloody wages?
 

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[citation][nom]tommo1982[/nom]Why, for the love of god, do these regulations regard mostly companies and not us people?! Did the EU forget who is paying them their bloody wages?[/citation]

but it was the corporate powers that got them elected / appointed
 

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ROFL!
These guys know NOTHING!

"Security and privacy" is almost solely dependent on the user...
Yea, sure, the OS/Web Browser has a big impact on alot of hacks, but what is to stop a person that doesn't know better?
 

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I hope the wording in the laws is a lot more precise than in those bullet points.
People will have easier access to their own data and be able to transfer personal data from one service provider to another more easily (right to data portability). This will improve competition among services.
That's a marketing point, not a law.
 

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Now, I understand that these bullet points are likely to just be a summary of (hopefully) more precise legislation, but the sixth point is particularly awesome:

"A ‘right to be forgotten’ will help people better manage data protection risks online: people will be able to delete their data if there are no legitimate grounds for retaining it."

Now, if only we can get facebook to be compliant.
 
How about the right to privacy? So that people can't just look you up and find your address and phone number through those sites that just inventory public records. Unless you specifically give those sites permission to make those records available. This is also a safety concern from someone trying to escape someone abusive or dangerous.

Better yet there should be no public records of private individuals. Everything should require a court order or the persons written and notarized consent to be viewed.

Some of the ideas seem good such as data portability. If that means easily transfer your e-mail from one ISP to another or provider to another. Though I don't think that is feasible unless each person gets their own domain so that MX Entries can be transferred between hosts.
 
"EU rules must apply if personal data is handled abroad by companies that are active in the EU market and offer their services to EU citizens. "

Isn't this more like the Consulate General's or Embassy Rules which are there for every country physically?
 
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