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|EU's New Legislation Might Pose a Threat to Facebook|
|Posted by Nick G.|
|Monday, 28 November 2011 23:37|
This act, essentially, requires that any owner of any business that has online capability to notify their customers when personal data is being collected. The possible trouble that Facebook well.....faces, is due largely in part to the fact that the social network in question has had a few less-than-pleasant experiences with the EU digital legal department. What does this mean for Facebook and it's users? Well, probably not a whole lot, but it can be a good check by which business can be measured and held accountable.
"The European Union may begin an overhaul of its 1995 Data Protection Directive next year to provide one single unified body of legislation on this issue.
EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding will propose the reform in January, her spokesperson, Matthew Newman, told TechNewsWorld.
The legislation will be tabled at the end of January with the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers, which represents all 27 EU member states, Newman said.
There is 'great deal of fragmentation' in the way the Data Protection Directive is implemented because the EU's member states 'have transposed [it] in 27 different ways,' Newman stated.
In addition to unifying data protection legislation, Reding's proposal will govern how social networking sites and other companies use customer information."
Source: Tech News World