Romania's Parliament boosts powers of data protection watchdog over GDPR adoption

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For the unaware, these regulations, collectively dubbed the "General Data Protection Regulation" (GDPR), will require companies to be better stewards of their users' data - a particularly important notion in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. "Our privacy dashboard gives users the tools they need to take control of their data". Apple's new download service allows users to download their info relating to the App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store, Apple Music, online store activity, AppleCare support and fix history, and data such as calendar entries, iCloud bookmarks, photos, reminders, and multiple other documents.

The complete set of self-service data and privacy tools is now available to customers in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland.

Apple (AAPL) will now let European users download data including information about apps they purchased, photos, documents, calendars and bookmarks.

During the ESO data protection event held on Monday, she discussed the key changes GDPR will bring and the requirements for QFC firms dealing with personal data of individuals who are based in Europe.

Romania's Parliament boosts powers of data protection watchdog over GDPR adoption
Romania's Parliament boosts powers of data protection watchdog over GDPR adoption

Even if your business isn't based in the European Union, it may still be required to comply with GDPR if it collects data on people in the European Union, and the fines for not complying can be severe: up to 20 million euros or 4% of annual revenue in the most egregious cases.

Over the last one month, Internet companies have been trying to comply with these new regulations, whether they like it or not.

That's why it feels like every single company is sending out those unusual emails asking for consent to keep contacting its customers or informing them about the new privacy policies.

Apple allows users to select the size of their data download - which goes as high as 25GB or can be split into smaller chunks - while it will also apparently be made available in standard data formats, meaning it can be stored and easily accessed. To comply with the new law, it has stripped down its site of all features apart from few articles, leaving it looking like it's a website from 1998. On top of this, nearly four in ten (37%) believe they are most likely to fail because of gaps in employee training, and nearly a quarter (23%) say their employees don't understand the new responsibilities that come with the GDPR.

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