TU100 - TMA02

2160 words 9 pages
TMA 02


My opening message in the online tutor group was:

Hi Guys,
Having read all the posts in here it seems that I am in the minority in saying I love all that Google do.
While I totally appreciate the slight negative opinions of others here in my personal opinion it all comes down to the fact that Google is actually a business and so has to make money. I appreciate that some of its dealings are a little 'shady' but show me a Global corporation that doesn’t come across this way in some elements of what it does. (Think Apple and its over priced media services.)
I hope you don’t mind my quoting you Valeria but I think you make a great point when you say
"Since the information that they can gather regarding myself
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Q2 a1. (303 words)

My tutor’s feedback on my note taking in TMA 01 was very good with the comment “excellent summary” given. With this in mind I have chosen to use the same type of note taking but to try and enhance the detail.
The article ‘Britain seeks to opt-out of the new European social media privacy laws’ can be summarized as follows:
The EU initiative (Article 17) is being brought in to contend with growing public concern over the individual rights to deleting information about them stored online. With the new rulings shifting the burden of proof to the online companies to prove why they need the data as oppose to the individual having to give reasons for its deletion.
This is to be further simplified by changing from 27 conflicting rules, 1 per EU member state, to 1 piece of legislation for the whole continent. This will not only make it easier to police and control but will also save £1.9bn per year.
The UK wants to opt-out as it believes the legislation is flawed and needs separate rulings for each country and is worried it is misleading and gives unrealistic expectations. It also believes it does not go far enough and will have very little effect on personal information that has been passed on to 3rd Parties. Britain also believes it has too many exceptions with the rights of expression just one example.
A final sticking point could be the additional