EU lawmakers seek to limit use of data by internet firms

A security personnel answers a call at the reception counter of the Google office in the southern Indian city of HyderabadBRUSSELS (Reuters) – Internet companies such as Facebook and Google may have to get more permission to use information if European Union lawmakers give users more control over their personal data. EU lawmakers want to limit companies' ability to use and sell data, such as internet browsing habits, to advertising companies, especially when people are unaware their data is being used in such a way. "Users must be informed about what happens with their data," said Jan Philipp Albrecht, a German Member of the European Parliament who is driving the reform. …


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