EU proposes stricter privacy rules for online user data

The amendments would allow the EU to fine companies up to 2 percent of their global sales for failing to comply

The European Union is known for placing a higher premium on personal privacy than the U.S. does, and its latest campaign could force technology companies to comply with stricter data rules within its borders.

On Tuesday, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs published a report recommending amendments to the EU’s privacy rules that would require Internet users to find out what data companies have on them, for free, and force social networks to allow users to move their information between platforms.

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