Summary of Europe's New Privacy Law Will Change the Web, and More

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Wired writer Nitasha Tiku provides an overview of the consumer-oriented General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect in the European Union in May 2018, and how it fits in with current and soon-to-be-ratified laws. Tiku references recent studies and explains reactions by tech and advertising companies as well as privacy advocates. getAbstract recommends this article to EU citizens and managers of data-collecting businesses who aren’t yet familiar with the new privacy laws.

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Nitasha Tiku is a senior writer for Wired, where she covers Silicon Valley technology and culture.



On May 25, 2018, global companies will have to mind the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The new EU law will swing the balance of power from companies to the consumer. It requires companies to ensure that EU users are aware which data the firms collect. Before gathering personal data – including  location data or IP addresses – companies must obtain consent and tell consumers how they will use the information. In addition, users will be able to request edits of incorrect data and limit the use of their data. Gathering “sensitive data,” including information about race and political...

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