“We need strong enforcement, because only then will the right to control our data become a reality in people’s lives,” Vestager told a privacy conference in Brussels. “Only then can we start to restore Europeans’ trust in the digital world.”
Hurd, Oracle’s chief salesman, passed away in October. The right replacement candidate has yet to emerge, but the company has supposedly considered promoting an executive with product or technical experience.
Large technology companies like Apple and Google parent Alphabet are increasingly offering financial services to boost revenue and gain greater access to the data that is at the heart of their business models.