Consumer group Which? is asking that the draft legislation of the U.K. data protection bill be amended to allow for third-party organizations to seek collective redress for data breaches on behalf of consumers, TechCrunch reports. A recent survey conducted by Which? found that 74 percent of respondents supported such a provision. Furthermore, 20 percent said they would not know how to claim redress following a data breach. Open Rights Group Executive Director Jim Killock said, “It is almost impossible for the average person to know how their data is being collected, shared and sold by social media platforms, advertisers and other businesses. ... We may not know which companies hold data about us. Privacy groups can therefore play an important role in protecting consumers by taking independent action against companies that fail to protect our data protection rights.”
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