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Europeans should control their B-to-B data, says EU commissioner

PARIS: The USA and China are the world’s leaders in harvesting and exploiting private knowledge and the European Union should ensure the identical factor doesn’t occur on the subject of business-to-business knowledge, the brand new EU commissioner for the inner market mentioned.

Thierry Breton didn’t give particulars on how this may be achieved in an interview with the monetary each day Les Echos printed on Jan 7. However his remarks after one month within the job make clear the course he desires to pursue.

“It’s true that for the present technology of companies primarily based on private knowledge, the USA and China are forward of Europe,” Breton mentioned.

He mentioned platforms in these markets had benefitted from enormous inside markets whereas hoovering up knowledge from elsewhere by implies that had been now being scrutinised.

“Allow us to concentrate on the second part which is starting now, that of B-to-B (business-to-business) and accomplish that with a transparent precept in thoughts: that Europeans needs to be the house owners of their knowledge, and this knowledge needs to be dealt with in Europe.”

B-to-B refers to transactions between two companies, reminiscent of a producer and wholesaler, or a wholesaler and a retailer.

The EU’s Common Information Safety Regulation (GDPR) which took impact in Might 2018 is designed to guard the privateness rights of EU people but in addition applies to all firms processing or controlling the non-public info of EU residents, no matter the place these corporations are situated. – Reuters

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