The GDPR’s purpose is to unify legislation in a field more and more important in the Internet era in order to protect users from the wrong use of their data. The law has not changed since 1995, but privacy has changed a lot in the last 23 years! Therefore, citizens can now request that companies such as Facebook, Google, Amazon and YouTube reveal which data they have about them and can ask for it to be removed.
“When someone enters your name in a search engine such as Google and results appear that include links to old newspaper articles that talk about a debt that you have already paid off, you can ask Google to delete them,” the European Commission remarks. Therefore, it seems to be a step towards Google’s battle regarding the right to be forgotten, as well as regarding non-authorized disclosure, identity theft, abuse and security, both online and in real life.
Here is a screenshot of the entry in IATE for GDPR:
Written by Víctor Mir – Robert Schuman Communications’ Trainee at TermCoord. Víctor, who hails from Spain, studied in a German School and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpreting, a University-specific degree in Linguistic Mediation and a Master’s degree in Edition, Production and New Journalistic Technologies
- EUROPEAN COMMISSION: 2018 reform of EU data protection rules. Available at bit.ly/2Fa05Kl (accessed on 25/05/2018)