New privacy law makes Europe world’s leading tech watchdog

Source: Adam Satariano, N.Y.Times (Paid Registration)

The notices are flooding people’s inboxes en masse, from large technology companies, including Facebook and Uber, and even from parent teacher associations, children’s soccer clubs and yoga instructors. “Here is an update to our privacy policy,” they say.

All are acting because the European Union on Friday enacts the world’s toughest rules to protect people’s online data.  Brazil, Japan and South Korea are set to follow Europe’s lead, with some having already passed similar data protection laws.

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