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General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR) in drafting state in 2013.

It includes a ‘right to be forgotten’, which would compel companies to permanently delete or hand over all data they hold on a person on request. It would also require web businesses to gain explicit consent from individual users to collect their information and use it for a particular purpose. This would create a real barrier for the invasive but profitable business strategy of online data collection and profiling of individuals. Moreover, it would give national regulators the ability to fine companies up to 2 percent of their annual sales for not complying.

Read also


  • Eur-Lex:32016R0679, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) (Text with EEA relevance).


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