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Facebook and Google at top of GDPR complaints list

The long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that gives citizens in the European Union (EU) more rights to control their privacy came into effect on Friday - a move that should inspire other countries, including India, to protect individuals' digital rights. CNN and New York Times were not affected.

Financial Times reports that four complaints have been filed by an activist that has previously won a privacy case against Facebook - one against Google's Android, one against Facebook and one for each for its subsidiaries WhatsApp and Instagram.

The applicability of this new regulation is not limited to EU-based companies, but extends to all the businesses across the world which possess, manage or process data on European Union citizens.

But it has also been blamed for a flood of emails and messages in recent weeks as anxious firms rush to request the explicit consent of users.

Does this also mean an end to email spam and data abuse?

The new rules require that they have specific justification, such as consent, for using personal information.

Non-compliance of GDPR rules can cost companies a fortune - 20 million Euros or four per cent of annual turnover.

GDPR, created to designed to give individuals in the European Union (EU) more rights to control their personal information, came into effect on Friday.

"We continue to identify technical compliance solutions that will provide all readers with our award-winning journalism", Tronc said in a statement.

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The new regulation, which comes into effect on May 25, 2018, will be a hot topic at the upcoming Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF), happening at the Hyatt Regency Miami from June 22 to 24, and will be tackled during one of the Professional Development Sessions at the conference. How to set up relationships with powers and maximize Korea's business interests while protecting personal information is homework for Korea in the fierce contest among the powers over data hegemony.

Some companies are also adding new privacy features that are worth checking out.

"We expect all companies to fully comply with the General Data Protection Regulation as of today".

"You have to have a "yes or no" option", Austrian Max Schrems said before filing complaints in European jurisdictions. Ensuing litigation may play out in Ireland, where both Facebook and Google have their European headquarters.

The problem with all these sites, he said, is with the pop ups that have been appearing on them in recent weeks, asking users to agree to new terms of use. Thereby losing the ability to enhance control of your own personal data.

This is a crucial legal test of many new principles of GDPR - including informed consent, and proportionate data collection - and of the State's role as a big tech hub.

"But with GDPR, they might no longer have a choice", Vice said.

The law says individuals must explicitly grant permission for their data to be used.

For instance, Facebook did not let know the users know about the data leakage back in 2015 with respect to Cambridge Analytica personality quiz.

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