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Officials encouraging to new EU privacy laws. Norway’s Data Inspectorate sees there are important matters of principle surrounding the proposal giving people improved rights to be forgotten online. The new Data Protection Reform requires that it should be made easier for individuals to own and move personal information between different sites, so-called data portability. “This means in practice that for example Facebook users should be able to take all their images and information to another social media site such as Google +”, Inspectorate Director Bjørn Erik Thon told Aftenposten, “it will create an important dynamic in the market.”

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Officials encouraging to new EU privacy laws

Published on Friday, 27th January, 2012 at 09:50 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last Updated on 27th January 2012 at 12:32.

Norway’s Data Inspectorate sees there are important matters of principle surrounding the proposal giving people improved rights to be forgotten online.

A laptop keyboard (illustration photo)
A laptop keyboard (illustration photo)
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The new Data Protection Reform requires that it should be made easier for individuals to own and move personal information between different sites, so-called data portability.

“This means in practice that for example Facebook users should be able to take all their images and information to another social media site such as Google +”, Inspectorate Director Bjørn Erik Thon told Aftenposten, “it will create an important dynamic in the market.”

The draft bill includes three areas, how businesses should deal with personal information, how authorities should handle information and how data should be stored online.

Should the proposed legislation come into force it will be regulation for all EU members and EEA countries, like Norway, to implement it.

Whilst Google has already made changes to their information gathering procedures, Mr Thon believes there will almost certainly be protests, including by Facebook.

“It is important to emphasise that this is a first draft”, he said, adding it would probably be changed before becoming law.

Raising the issue the reform could conflict with the EU’s Data Retention Directive, approved last year by Norwegian politicians, Mr Thon stated, “it’s very important these laws do not cancel each other out, therefore we are now coordinating this with the various responsible EU sections.”



Published on Friday, 27th January, 2012 at 09:50 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last updated on 27th January 2012 at 12:32.

This post has the following tags: norwaydatainspectorate, eudataprotectionreform, eudataretentiondirective.





  
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