David Lazarus writes:
Laws are very different when governments consider something a right and not a privilege. Healthcare is one example. Privacy is another.
European officials made clear last week that when it comes to protecting people’s personal information, the burden is on businesses, not consumers, to do the heavy lifting.
A new data-privacy rule, to apply to more than 500 million people in 28 countries, will be put into effect by early 2017. Among other provisions, it will guarantee Europeans the right to have companies delete information about them that’s no longer relevant and require businesses to inform regulators within three days of any data breach.
Read more of his column on The Los Angeles Times.