UK’s tough new ‘right to be forgotten’ legislation protects users by imposing huge fines

Britain’s data protection legislation could soon see its most significant overhaul in years, under proposals outlined by the current May government. The biggest feature is that citizens will be able to ask online services to delete their data — particularly if it was posted when they were children. That’s huge, because who doesn’t have something ill-advised plastered on a MySpace or Livejournal account somewhere? People will be able to request that any firm that holds their personal data — ranging from basic biographical details (i.e. their name) to their DNA — to delete it. The landmark bill also expands the…

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