The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced that individuals will be able to transfer personal data between service providers to rival social media platforms, which includes account settings, contacts, profile photos and group names. People will also be permitted to erase personal data held by companies when they turn 18 years old. Under the Data Protecton Act 2018 companies risk being fined up to £17 million and up to 4% of their global turnover if personal data isn’t handled responsibly.
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