The public will benefit from being better informed on how their personal data is being used and, above all, they will have full control through the following measures:
- The right to “be forgotten”: Individuals can ask to have their personal data erased, as long as there is no legitimate reason for the information to be kept,
- Explicit consent: The individuals concerned must give clear and explicit consent to the processing of their personal data,
- Data portability: Personal data will be easier to transfer from one service provider to another,
- The right to be informed in clear, plain language,
- The right to be informed if there is a breach of data security,
- Clear limits to the practice of profiling: Profiling – a technique used to analyse or predict the behaviour of an individual by processing their personal data – is generally only allowed with the person’s consent.
- Extra protection for children: The new rules provide extra protection for children, who are less aware of the risks and consequences involved when they share their personal data.
These up-to-date, simplified regulations are an important step towards encouraging the development of the digital single market, ensuring that the European Union remains competitive and in a position to protect the rights and interests of European citizens and businesses.
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