Sunday, March 25, 2018

EU tightens the rule for cloud services

The EU is willing to strengthen the regulation of consumer protection against cloud services.

Reuters: EU plans tougher consumer laws for Facebook, Gmail

In the new legislation, companies which gather personal information for free online services have to adhere tightened rules. They include the duty of disclosure and a guarantee of 14-days cancellation.

Also, violating the law will be penalized. The EU has been said to have loose sanction for breaching the regulation so far.

This amendment is obviously originated from recent Facebook scandal. As well, it seems the EU is cautious about US-based companies invading European market.

In recent years, the EU set USB type-C as the standard of the connector of smartphones, intending to counter iPhone. The so-called Anti-Amazon law is another example.

It is unsure that, however, this new regulation will protect consumers in reality.

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