what are the privacy laws
cookie used in EU including norway etc then you fall under those privacy laws
Can individual stop processing of personal data? Should get consent but if not directly then OK? tick box filled in already? will change status presumed???
What is meant by free consent? Law looking at what this actually means right now.
individual need to show demonstrate considerable distress, so hard prove.
is it a criminal offense? yes but need to prove all the above which seem to be hard and practically make that ability prove impossible?
Compensation if proven, financial payments can be won and those that had knock on affects
some exemptions: household exemption personal family friends below dunbar number
There is a journalist exemption but apart from that the rules apply ie not allowed to publish private data with out consent.
data directive EU wide, UK a bit more restrictive
open a file is processing and personal data (even if public already)
law applies to individuals to businesses
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