EU takes on Internet giants over people’s personal data


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  • Thursday, 26 Jan 2012

BRUSSELS: The European Commission has launched a bid to make companies including Internet giants such as Google or Facebook give people more control of their personal data or face big fines.

The proposal championed by EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding would force all companies to get explicit consent from customers to collect their data, explain how it will be used, and allow users to totally erase their information.

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