A report by the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee has called for businesses in the E.U. to make it more straightforward for customers to access and delete any data stored about them.
The report, released on Wednesday by chairman Juan Fernando López Aguilar, suggested that companies should consider the appointment of specific data protection officers to facilitate this.
It also recommended that children who use social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter must be protected by EU data privacy rules
The report received almost complete approval from the Committee, with 49 MEPs voting in favour and only one voting against.
The main conclusions of the report can be found here.