SamMobile’s policies have been updated for GDPR EU compliance

General Data Protection Regulation is a new law created to give people more power over the personal information companies collect and store on them

Many companies have made changes to their privacy policies across all continents; the difference is that users in the USA aren't protected legally by GDPR, because it's a European Union law. The full impact of GDPR will only become clearer as time progresses, but the first part of setting up compliance is missing in India.

Not much will change for you, at least right away; companies will keep on collecting and analyzing personal data from your phone, the apps you use and the sites you visit. Data may not be made public without explicit consent from the user. "And being more accessible and transparent with the users", he explained. And that means they get better protection.

The Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune newspapers were among those inaccessible on the other side of the Atlantic following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Instead of separate rules in separate nations across Europe, there's now a single set for the entire EU. For example, users can now request that a company delete the information it has stored about them or correct it if it's inaccurate. One side argues that GDPR will be bad for competition, giving big businesses a leg up over small ones. Those right circumstances will take into consideration that an individual has no further commitments to the company - those of you wanting to get your Credit Card accounts deleted will have no joy we're afraid if you have outstanding debt. For other uses, such as ad targeting, companies can seek your consent. Even tech experts aren't exactly sure what's going on!

There's also a somewhat vague category called "legitimate interests". The organization must then stop processing the data until they can prove they have legitimate reasons to do so.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has been granted new powers to act swiftly when people's data has been breached and allow her to hold rogue companies to account.

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Major technology companies have said that they are ready to comply with the GDPR rules. If regulators find that they are not abiding by the rules, they could face fines of up to €20 million or 4% of their global annual sales, whichever is bigger. That's an incentive for companies to take these rules seriously. His earlier lawsuit successfully challenged Facebook's ability to transfer data from the European Union to the United States.

While the idea of being banned from reading news did not sit all too well with Europeans, some of the top USA outlets preferred to stay barred in Europe rather than agree to the new set of privacy rules.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, for instance, promised "global settings and controls" for users during his US congressional testimony in April, but was otherwise vague on the subject.

The directive says people have to give permission for a company to collect their data.

But segmenting European Union customers from the rest of the world isn't easy, especially for smaller companies without Facebook's or Google's technical prowess.

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