Bigger Fines Possible for 'Right to be Forgotten' Violations

Firms such as Google and Microsoft will face stiffer fines if they violate Europe's "right to be forgotten" online rules, according to a draft text agreed by European Union ambassadors, diplomatic sources said. EU member states are negotiating an overhaul of the bloc's outdated privacy laws in a bid to make them more harmonized and relevant for the rise of the Internet.