EU privacy reform: who pays when the rules are broken?

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) – New European Union data protection rules expected to be agreed on Monday will allow citizens to sue companies that own data as well as those that process it on their behalf, for example cloud computing providers. The new system is opposed by companies such as Germany’s SAP SE, International Business Machines Corp, Cisco Systems Inc and Inc who say it will kill off Europe’s cloud computing industry, as well as introduce uncertainty in business to business relations.

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