New data protection laws oblige firms to act

European citizens should now be better protected from data misuse as new rules come into force giving them more control of their data and making businesses liable for keeping the data secure.

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR – RGPD in France) applies to all firms, irrespective of size, that process citizens’ data such as name, address, email, bank details, photo, health, rel­igion or other identity information.

Its main target is ‘large-scale’ processing by big firms and ...

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