E.U. Pushes for Stronger Internet Privacy Laws

Thursday Nov 4th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff

Authorities want to make it easier to delete data and toughen up enforcement on lawbreakers.

Washington Post: The European Union has published a paper recommending laws to make it easier for consumers to delete information about themselves on the Internet and to improve enforcement for Web sites that break laws. "The protection of personal data is a fundamental right," said EU commissioner Viviane Reding. "To guarantee this right, we need clear and consistent data protection rules. We also need to bring our laws up to date with the challenges raised by new technologies and globalization."

The EU last passed privacy laws 15 years ago.

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