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EU’s new data protection laws come into effect

European Union’s new data protection laws come into effect from today (Friday).

The General Data Protection Regulation gives EU citizens more rights over how their personal information is used.

Companies working in the EU or any association or club must now get expressed consent to collect personal information, or face hefty fines.

Thirty-one countries, including non-EU members Norway and Iceland, are now enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation.

EU Justice Commissioner, Vera Jourova said the new rules are setting a global standard of privacy.

French President Emmanuel Macron termed the new law as a very important step forward.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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