For those of you that live under a rock these are all because of some new European legislation (yawn) called GDPR which stands for God Damned Privacy Rules or some such nonsense. Nobody likes them but they're law..
So listen up data nerds here's what you need to know when you're planning on funging around with someone's data:
The rules apply when you collect, store or use personal data
Thanks Captain Obvious!
There's one set of rules for all EU countries
And in the darkness bind them.
Right to know who is processing, what and why
Sure, why not
Right to access your data
So you can reminisce about all of the crap you've vomited onto Facebook over the years.
Right to object
Right to correct data
Yep. Sharpen your pencils nerds!
Right to have data deleted and forgotten
Bye bye 2am tweets!
Right to have a say when a decision is made about your data by an algorithm
Here's how that will work:
Human: Glances at spreadsheet It's still a no.
Right to move your data
The official example for this one is, get this, when you change electricity supplier you can pass your electricity usage data to your new supplier. Bet they can't wait to read that!