Google and Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws

The regulation made headlines around the globe with its stricter data protection standards, substantial fines, and most of all, extensive reach. Data is owned by various corporates or organizations in Hong Kong.

While the European Union regulations give individuals greater control over how their data is being collected, processed and used, violations of the norms can cost companies a fortune - either 20 million Euros or four per cent of annual turnover.

Protect your company's most important data: ensure the sensitive data under your control is protected across devices, apps, and cloud services and on-premises environments. This change will be done if European authorities revise their instructions about constitutes' compliance. And today, the transition stage is over - the GDPR will now be enforced.

A key objective of the GDPR empowers individuals (or data subjects) with various rights.

The data protection reform is geared towards stimulating economic growth by cutting costs and red tape for European business, also for small and medium enterprises. As stated above, the enforcement of the regulation started on 25 May 2018.

Webb said news organizations could find it especially hard to comply because of the need for consent in organizing feeds and promoting content. The heftiest fine is 20,000,000 euros or up to 4 percent of annual turnover, whichever is higher. You will also have access to any websites where your data is used and you will be fully aware of the functions of the website.

GDPR was developed by the European Union, so it legally only applies to EU member countries.

Users are being flooded with email updates of the policies and the kind of data they will be sharing with their ecosystem partners. The complaints center on these four big players seeking to force "users to consent to targeted advertising to use the services". They also need to have the option to be able to appeal to the human decision-makers behind algorithms. One Twitter user claimed they received a GDPR compliance email, but with all recipients mistakenly CCed, exposing all of their email addresses and potentially violating GDPR requirements in the process. GDPR The GDPR sets out seven key principles: lawfulness, fairness and transparency, objective limitation, data minimization, accuracy, storage limitation, integrity and confidentiality (security), and accountability. Luckily, I found one posted by an organization called International Association of Privacy Professionals.

The GDPR legislation is "based on highly aspirational and ethical objectives", Nanni said, with a focus on the rights of the individual to privacy. From reservations and payment processing to rewards programs and guest services, hotels and other businesses have multiple touch points with customers during which customer data is exchanged, he explained. It also shows what happens if something goes wrong and what happens if everything goes right.

A verdict in favour of the companies would allow the tech giants to deny services to those who refuse to divulge certain personal data.

  • Arturo Norris