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Privacy policies are still too horrible to read in full

A year on from Europe’s flagship update to the pan-EU data protection framework the Commission has warned that too many privacy policies are still too hard to read and has urged tech companies to declutter and clarify their T&Cs. (So full marks to Twitter for the timing of this announcement.)
Announcing the results of a survey of the attitudes of 27,000 Europeans vis-a-vis data protection, the Commission said a large majority (73%) of EU citizens have heard of at least one of the six tested rights guaranteed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force at the end of May last year. But only a minority (30%) are aware of all their rights under the framework.
The Commission said it will launch a campaign to boost awareness of privacy rights and encourage EU citizens to optimise their privacy settings — “so that they only share the data they are willing to share”.
In instances of consent-based data processing, the GDPR guaranteed rights include the right to access personal data and get a copy of it without charge; the right to request rectification of incomplete or inaccurate personal data; the right to have data deleted; the right to restrict processing; and the right to data portability.
The highest levels of awareness recorded by the survey was for the right to access their own data (65%); the right to correct the data if they are wrong (61%); the right to object to receiving direct marketing (59%) and the right to have their own data deleted (57%).


Data Protection Regulation one year on: 73% of Europeans have heard of at least one of their rights, encouraging news.
However, only 3 in 10 Europeans have heard of all their new #dataprotection rights.
See the results of the Eurobarometer survey -> https://t.co/qFb2bhb2dE#GDPR pic.twitter.com/IqxtLoLVah
— European Commission ?? (@EU_Commission) June 13, 2019
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