When Parliament returns from its unexpected recess it plans to pass a new data privacy bill. To date, we don’t have any laws here in Shalampax concerning the protection of the privacy of data collected by businesses. And Shalampaxian companies have been, to say the least, quite lax in this regard.
Once this bill is passed, the following will be mandatory:
- Companies will have to inform everyone of what information they are collecting about them.
- Companies will be required to allow people to opt out of the data collection process.
- People will have a right to demand to see what information companies have on them and to demand that the companies correct any inaccuracies immediately.
- Companies will not be allowed to sell or share information without the individual’s express permission.