Are We Seeing the End of Free Facebook? - Page 2
The new law is intended to protect users from sites making major changes to their terms and conditions after we've signed up.
Part of the proposed text for the European General Data Protection Regulation states: "Consent should not provide a valid legal ground for the processing of personal data, where there is a clear imbalance between the data subject and the controller."
"This is especially the case where… the processor or controller is in a dominant market position with respect to the products or services offered to the data subject or where a unilateral and nonessential change in terms of service gives a data subject no option other than to accept the change or abandon an online resource in which they have invested significant time."
Once the final text is agreed it's expected that the law could be in force by the end of the year, with states then given two years in which to start enforcing the law.
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