Pay attention to those privacy notices in your email - data portability can benefit you

May
03

For American users, the GDPR's greatest gift is its data-portability mandate.

If you use an online service or app that handles your data, you have probably received a flood of emails advising of privacy-policy changes. Its not the U.S. spearheading these changes, but rather the EU has been driving these changes, that will be coming into effect May 25, and therefore yield benefits worldwide. The GDPR will require companies that handle the data of EU residents to provide them with far more control over their data. These are some of the key provisions:

 People can challenge algorithmic decisions that affect them significantly and ask that humans make them instead.

  • They have to let users inspect the data they’ve collected and correct it on request — then delete it when it’s no longer needed.
  • They must allow users to download their data in a format they can then take to a competing service — what’s called data portability.
  • People can challenge algorithmic decisions that affect them significantly and ask that humans make them instead.

Many U.S. firms have had to rewrite their privacy policies to meet the regulations set out by the GDPR in order to avoid fines that could cost them billions of dollars. But for American users, the GDPR’s greatest gift is its data-portability mandate. When you can take your data and your business elsewhere, you have much more leverage as a customer.

Expect many more changes coming before the deadline. Read more about this matter here and see how some companies are already benefiting from the changes.

When it comes to having access to data portability, we are the experts. Visit our website or contact us and see how we can help you achieve this www.idlink.eu

Kristina Lund
Partner at SafeOnline
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