The Next Privacy Battle in Europe Is Over This New Law

Posted in: Surveillance & Privacy at 28/05/2018 20:53

The new European data privacy legislation is so stringent that it could kill off data-driven online services and chill innovations like driverless cars, tech industry groups warn.

The American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union called the legislation “overly strict.” The Developers Alliance, a trade group representing Facebook, Google, Intel and dozens of app makers, said it could cost businesses in Europe more than 550 billion euros, or about $640 billion, in annual lost revenue. And DigitalEurope, another tech trade group, said the legislation’s prohibitive approach “seriously undermines the development of Europe’s digital economy.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/27/technology/europe-eprivacy-regulation-battle.html

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