Information Security Digital Privacy law tops EU Google’s Search List 2018


From May 25th, 2018 European Union announced the world’s toughest rules for companies offering online services to the populace of the region. And the internet juggernaut Google has claimed that its search engine was fueled with queries related to the digital privacy law in the whole of 2018.

As per the most search stats released by the Alphabet, Inc.’s subsidiary yesterday, what is GDPR, what is a bitcoin, digital privacy law EU, and the Brexit repercussions on European Union were the most searched terms by the populace in between June- Dec’18.

The web search giant also claims that the populace of Britain and Ireland were most interested in knowing the terms of Brexit and how the technology companies in the silicon valley of US were working to comply with the data privacy rules in their region.

“Currently, the EU is more advanced than the US in protecting consumer privacy, and what happens there could be a forerunner of the future”, said Micheal Kearns, a computer science professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services have already been working for months and have disclosed that their services are in compliance with the latest set of stipulations related to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

United States, Brazil, Japan, and South Korea are planning to follow the footsteps of European with some already having a dialogue on how to make amendments to the prevailing data protection laws in their region to match with the GDPR.

Note- As per the current privacy measures prevailing in Europe, called GDPR in short, the online users can reduce their trail of information left while browsing social media and reading the news or indulging in online shopping by requesting technology companies to delete them when the privacy concerns get paramount.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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