As an example, EU regulations require businesses and non-profits to provide information about the data they collect. Users are entitled to request and delete their personal data, and they have the right to transfer it to another company or to themselves. These regulations apply to ALL businesses and nonprofits, and they require companies to use clear, plain language. In addition to stating what information they collect, the policy should include information about third-party access to that data, opt-out processes, and the right to stop collecting or deleting data.
Penalties for non-compliance
European Union members may have the right to bring legal action against companies that fail to comply with their privacy policies. EU data protection laws are complex and may differ from those of other member states. However, in general, there are a few common rules that should be followed. Non-compliance with privacy policies may result in fines. For example, a French regulator has the power to fine a company up to EUR 300,000 if they repeat a violation within five years.
If a business fails to comply with the GDPR, the consequences will be severe. An individual may face penalties depending on the nature of the violation and the amount of PII involved. In some cases, the consequences will include a reprimand, suspension, or removal of access. Penalties may include criminal penalties for non-compliance with privacy policies or failing to protect PII.