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Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are all falling short of new European privacy rules, according to a consumer group which analysed their updated privacy policies.
The tech firms aren’t giving people enough information about how they use their data, and why they might need to collect it.
The consumer group, the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), used artificial intelligence to scan the privacy policies for 14 tech firms.
All the companies face massive fines if they don’t comply with the GDPR.

Remember all those endless emails and app notifications about how important your privacy is to tech firms?

That was all about those firms having to obey new European privacy rules, officially known as the GDPR. But a new study from a European consumer group has found that most popular tech companies are falling short of properly obeying the rules.

The consumer group, BEUC, found post-GDPR privacy policies from 14 companies including Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google are “vague” and “insufficient.” BEUC used artificial intelligence to scan every firm’s privacy policy, comprising more than 80,000 words in total.

Monica Goyens, director general of the European said: “A little over a month after the GDPR became applicable, many privacy policies may not meet the standard of the law. …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology


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