EU campaigns to raise data privacy rights awareness as survey shows gap

Posted in: Surveillance & Privacy at 15/06/2019 21:55

Less than a third of Europeans are aware of all their rights under last year’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Union said on Thursday as it launched a campaign to encourage more of them to only share data they want to.

Billed as the biggest shake-up of data privacy laws in the internet era, GDPR aimed to give EU citizens more control over their online information and privacy enforcers the power to impose hefty fines on companies such as Facebook and Google that collect large amounts of customer data.

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