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Privacy advocates launch first legal action against Google and Facebook under GDPR

28 May 2018

Foreign banks with operations in Taiwan should easily be able to adjust to GDPR as they follow protocols set by their head offices, while domestic banks that do not have branches in Europe are still subject to GDPR if their business involve collecting personal data from residents in Europe, Koo said. He claims that the companies are coercing users into accepting their data profiling practices. Bundling necessary data collection with profitable extra data collection is illegal. The law also requires companies to alert users of a breach within 72 hours. In essence, if an European Union resident wants his or her data sent to him or her, deleted or whatever else, that company who houses the resident's data will have to comply of face penalties.

Retain or Store. This tells you how your data is being retained and why.

"This is a fundamental attack on the "two sided market" profit model that e-commerce companies have pioneered of providing services to individuals, while watching their behavior and feeding up access or data to advertisers", Farrell said in a tweet Friday.

Now, you can go to the bottom of Twitter's "settings and privacy" menu, then click on "Your Twitter data".

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This could potentially add up to a $4.88 billion fine for Google parent company Alphabet and $1.63 billion for each of Facebook, and its Instagram and WhatsApp services, if European regulators agree with and decide to fine the companies the full amount, the CNET report said. The lawsuits were filed by Austrian privacy rights activist Max Schrems. Google knows just as much about us as Facebook (if not more), and that should trouble you, even if that data hasn't been used as recklessly - at least, not that we know of.

However, the complaint does acknowledge the fact that doing away with forced consent doesn't mean companies can no longer use customer data - GDPR allows data collection that's absolutely necessary for the service, just that data collected exclusively for advertisement or other commercial purposes needs users' explicit consent. The Board has adopted new guidelines on consent and certification. Some acknowledged the new privacy rules with large disclaimers and other information to explain what information was being gathered when a reader visits the site.

That means companies have had to put in place processes for dealing with such requests and educating their workforce because any non-compliance could lead to stiff sanctions.

"This will result in greater market concentration, as small firms and startups will find it hard to comply with the increased regulatory cost burden", Radia said.

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The council has outlined plans to setup a cross-departmental platform to help Taiwan's businesses cope with the new rule, Koo said.

"Embracing GDPR with a strategic roadmap should be the immediate priority for Indian CXOs, that would include creating awareness, training as well as constitution of a dedicated data protection framework", Parthasarathy said in a statement.

50% of those not complying will have made an intentional decision, after assessing that the costs of complying will be more expensive than the risk of non-compliance.

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Privacy advocates launch first legal action against Google and Facebook under GDPR