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Microsoft menaced with GDPR mega-fines in Europe for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: What is wrong with Europe?

"The point my slow witted friend is that the EU has no business trying to enforce local regulation on a global scale. Doing so is ad repugnant as what the US has been doing for years. "

The EU, with GDPR is not exporting local regulation on a global scale. GDPR only applies inside the EU. Part of the regulation is that personal data may not be exported unless it's properly protected as per the GDPR. Any multi-national that feels it can't comply with the export regulations is free to collect and process that data WITHIN the EU. They can do what they like outside the EU with non-EU data. No one is forcing them to follow GDPR outside the EU. They have a choice.

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