EU reform of Data Protection directive, partly a directly applicable regulation, partly a directive has been published. The new privacy rules will apply to all online businesses with EU customers.
‘EU proposes radical data protection refresh Titles IT Pro – The European Commission has proposed widespread changes to data protection rules governing Europe, including the addition of significant fines for breaching the laws.’
EU data protection law proposals include large fines
European Commissioner Viviane Reding sets out new privacy rules
BBC reports: Firms face being fined up to 2% of their global annual turnover if they breach proposed EU data laws.
Not everyone has welcomed the text, starting by the UK ICO. Here are my on-going curation to catch up with the contexct, the reform, the different consultation, the UK position and all other reactions.
Not everyone is happy with us, ‘Crazy Europeans!?!‘ as says Paul Bernal, Lecturer in Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Media Law at the University of East Anglia.
It must be a good time to watch this excellent video of a book talk with professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger who examines the technology that is facilitating the end of forgetting in his book, “Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age”. Mayer-Schönberger argues that in our quest for perfect digital memories where we can store everything from recipes and family photographs to work emails and personal information, weve put ourselves in danger of losing a very human quality—the ability and privilege of forgetting.